How to treat gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Waking you up in the middle of the night and preventing you from enjoying your favourite dishes at dinner, gastro-oesophageal reflux is a real dilemma. A natural remedy that can help you alleviate the discomfort caused by this problem.
Why gastro-oesophageal reflux?
Reflux is a very unpleasant sensation, caused by a number of different problems but solvable, or at least limited, by a series of good daily habits.
Let’s understand, then, why it occurs.
The oesophagus is a kind of channel that connects the pharynx to the stomach. In other words, it is the tube through which food moves, pushed downwards by muscles that are activated when we swallow.
Between the oesophagus and the stomach there is a valve, the cardias, which prevents the gastric juices, which break down the food when it is digested, from rising. Reflux is the upward movement of some of these gastric contents into the oesophagus. In small percentages, this is a normal phenomenon that does not cause any problems.
But when it becomes frequent and intense, it becomes a real nuisance for everyone.
The causes of gastro-oesophageal reflux
As mentioned above, it is the job of the cardias, the valve that divides the oesophagus and stomach, to prevent reflux: if reflux occurs, it is because the cardias is not doing its job.
There are several reasons why this valve is not closing properly:
- taking drugs, such as sedatives, painkillers, antidepressants and anaesthetics
- problems with oesophageal peristaltic movements, which do not push the food down but instead promote an opposite movement
- hiatal hernia, i.e., a small part of the stomach rising up through the diaphragm into the chest
- digestive problems caused by poor eating habits or unhealthy lifestyles
- pregnancy, with its hormonal changes and the pressure of the foetus on the stomach
- alcoholism and smoking
- overweight and obesity
Stress can also play a role in this disorder, not as a cause but as an aggravating factor on the symptoms.
How to manage gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux can become a real disease.
The most important thing to do when you have a severe discomfort is to have a specialist visit.
It is also important to follow new, healthier habits in your daily life.
Here are some of them:
Following a healthy diet and reducing the amount of food per meal
Controlling your weight and metabolism
Avoiding acidic foods and substances, such as coffee, alcohol and smoking
Don’t drink too much water during meals
Eat slowly, chewing well and swallowing one bite at a time
Don’t go to bed immediately after finishing lunch or dinner: an inclined position favours the rising of gastric juices.
Also, you should be aware of some natural remedies that can help you keep the disorder under control.
Aloe Vera against gastro-oesophageal reflux
This problem is closely linked to the functioning of the digestive system. And what natural element is particularly suitable for its digestive properties?
That’s right, Aloe Vera.
The pulp of Aloe Vera is rich in anti-inflammatory fatty acids, which are useful for balancing the acidity of the stomach, with their alkalinizing action, and promoting proper digestion. In addition, the mucilage contained in Aloe protects and soothes the mucous membranes, forming a sort of shield.
For this reason, it is advisable to use Aloe-based juices and supplements in cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux, as well as for ulcers and stomach acidity.
It also alleviates the sense of heaviness, thanks to the presence of amylase, to reduce starchy carbohydrates and sugars, and lipase, for the digestion of fats. It has detox and prebiotic properties, strengthens the immune system and is also an excellent remedy for controlling muscle spasms.
How to take Aloe?
It’s simple: choose a high-quality product that doesn’t contain aloin, and follow the directions on how much and how to take it.
We recommend AloeTai and Aloe Power Juice, based on pure Aloe Vera juice and pulp, which have infinite benefits and support healthy digestion. Every morning, on an empty stomach, 50 ml of the product, even diluted in water. And you’ll feel better immediately.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking Aloe Vera juice.
Bring Aloe Vera into your daily routine and see what a difference it makes!