I suffer of acidity in the stomach What I must do?

The acidity in the stomach or Reflujo Gastroesofágico (RGE) is the process through which, part of the stomach content happens of stomach to the esophagus, through sphincter superior of this one last one, call cardia. It is by this, that a symptom that usually presents the people who suffer this affection is quemazón in the part of subsequent to the breastbone. Although it is necessary to comment that it is not necessary to feel this annoyance to present RGE, since a third of the diagnosed patients of RGE only presents heartburn or ardor.

The RGE not only bothers the person who undergoes it, but also causes injuries that are recommendable to avoid. The stomach ulcers, as well as the esofagitis (inflammation of the part inferior of the esophagus) is more common in patients with RGE; as well as a greater incidence of cancer of esophagus or stomach, by the affectation of weaves of these organs, and even of the weave of the own cardia.

Next, a decalogue of eating habits sets out to consider to avoid the RGE as far as possible.

1. To chew foods very well, since the work that is not realised in the mouth, will be realised in the stomach, to turn foods into a homogenous pap. It is recommended, that a main food (eaten or it has dinner) is due to carry out in about 30 minutes.

2. To avoid very greasy foods, since the fat causes that the foods remain more time in the stomach.

3. To use bakings that are not aggressive for the mucosa of the stomach, such as the boiled one, the steaming, or the stew. This way, it will be tried to avoid cooking techniques as they are to sauté ones, the fryings or the plate, since by means of these, substances form that are irritating for the stomach.

4. To diminish the very acid food ingestion, especially in dinner or during the night. Foods as the vinegar, the citruses or yogurt, favor the appearance of the RGE, indeed by their high acid content, that increases the secretion of acid on the part of the stomach.

5. To restrict sharp foods, since they also are irritating of the gastric mucosa.

6. It is necessary to pay attention to certain foods, as they are the onion or garlic, the spices, the chocolate or the coffee (with or without caffein). All of them do not accentuate the RGE in all the patients, but it is possible to be conscious if some of these it has this effect, to suppress it of the diet.

7. To prioritize the ingestion of small volumes, being preferable to eat more times in the day, but smaller quantities. A clear example is the ardor that usually appears after abundant meals or banquets, in which it can arrive to be surpassed the capacity of the stomach, being inevitable that leaves from the content of this one pass for the esophagus.

8. To diminish the carbonated drink consumption, since due to the gas presence in these and to their effervescence, to part to occupy more volume in the stomach, usually they irritate the stomach mucosa easily.

9. To limit the ingestion of spirits. Wine, beer and distillates have a double potenciador effect of the RGE: the relaxation of the cardia and the increase of the acid secretion.

10. Not to ingest foods minimum two hours before lying down, since the close relation between the knocked down position of the body and the RGE is undeniable, for that reason recommends some patients not to sleep absolutely lhelp down, but slightly reclined.


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