Why do I get acid reflux and indigestion, when I lie on my right side when in bed? ?!

Question: Why do I get acid reflux and indigestion, when I lie on my right side when in bed.? .?
The term 'heartburn' is right on target. Of course you feel like something in your chest is burning. It is! Heartburn or Acid Reflux occurs when stomach acid containing hydrochloric acid (the stuff they use to clean metal with) moves up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube between your stomach and your mouth. The lining of the stomach protects it from the effect of those powerfully acid digestive juices, but the esophagus has no such lining. So - when the acid hits - it burns like hell

This type of heartburn, the occasional event caused by overeating, spicy foods, too much alcohol, or medication - is usually called 'simple acid reflux'. However, when you are experiencing it, it's not simple at all. also, it can lead to more serious problems. Acid reflux occurs when the valve at the top of the stomach leaks, allowing acid and other material from the stomach to flow up and into the esophagus

Lying on your right side encourages stomach acid to wash into the esophagus

Elevate the head of your bed when sleeping or lying down

Some people would put hot compress and lie flat on their stomach to press the gas out. ...

When people suffer from acid reflux this means that acid is backing up form their stomachs affecting the food pipe or esophagus. It can cause people a lot of proplems and pain if it isn't treated. In medical terms acid reflux is also known as the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).

GERD affects up to one third of the adult population of the U.S. However, not only adults are effected but even infants and children. Two major causes of the disease are people's diets and their sleeping habits

There are several foods which in general have a negative impact on your acid reflux problem and which you should therefore try to avoid.

If you stick to the following rules the chances are high that you will be able to get rid of your acid reflux problems:


The consumer health information on youqa.cn is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions.
The answer content post by the user, if contains the copyright content please contact us, we will immediately remove it.
Copyright © 2007-2012 YouQA.cn -   Terms of Use -   Contact us

Health Q&A Resources