Here are some common home remedies for acid reflux:
- Eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day instead of large meals.
- Avoiding foods and drinks that can trigger acid reflux symptoms, such as spicy, fatty, or fried foods, citrus fruits, chocolate, and caffeine.
- Not eating close to bedtime, as lying down can cause acid to move up into the esophagus.
- Elevating the head of the bed by using a wedge-shaped pillow or blocks under the bedposts to help keep stomach acid from flowing back into the esophagus while sleeping.
- Losing weight if you are overweight, as extra weight can put pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter.
- Quitting smoking, as smoking can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter and increase acid production.
- Chewing gum or taking over-the-counter antacids can help neutralize stomach acid.
- Drinking a glass of water with a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar before meals can help balance stomach acid.
It’s important to note that these remedies may not work for everyone a