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How to deal with gastric reflux?

Gastric reflux, also known as acid reflux or heartburn, is a common condition that occurs when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus. To deal with gastric reflux, there are several simple steps you can take.

Firstly, it’s important to make some lifestyle changes. Avoiding trigger foods and drinks such as spicy or fatty meals, caffeine, and alcohol can help reduce symptoms. Eating smaller, more frequent meals and avoiding lying down immediately after eating can also be beneficial. Additionally, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help alleviate gastric reflux.

Secondly, over-the-counter medications can provide relief. Antacids, which neutralize stomach acid, can be taken as needed. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and H2 blockers are other options that can reduce the production of stomach acid and provide longer-lasting relief. However, it’s always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any medication.

By implementing these lifestyle changes and considering appropriate medications, you can effectively manage gastric reflux and reduce its impact on your daily life. Remember, everyone’s experience with gastric reflux may vary, so it’s important to find what works best for you.

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