Ayurvedic Guide to Treat GERD/ Acid Reflux Naturally
Do You Suffer from Frequent Heartburn? Gas? Ulcers? Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Diarrhea or Constipation?
Do you feel that anything you eat makes you sick? It's not just You.
Digestive problems are practically an epidemic in our time. The number of medications for "GI" problems has increased dramatically over the past decades, and 1 in 4 people have gastrointestinal problems severe enough to interfere with their lives. Acid Reflux/ GERD are one of the common Gastrointestinal problems we suffer from, and Ayurveda has amazing natural and safe treatment for GERD/ Acid Reflux.
Ayurveda blames our contemporary lifestyles for the rise in digestive issues, pointing to prolonged hours of sitting, stress, and an excess of processed and sugary foods as the biggest culprits.
Unfortunately, the effects of an unhealthy diet and insufficient exercise go far beyond digestive problems. An unhealthy lifestyle's long-term effects can include an elevated risk of chronic illnesses like obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer.
What is GERD or Acid Reflux?
Acid reflux, also known as GERD or gastro-esophagal reflux disease, is primarily brought on when the valve separating the stomach and esophagus weakens and remains open for an extended time, allowing stomach acid to flow back into the esophagus. This phenomenon may cause the stomach's liquid to pump back up, harming the mucosa.
A person with GERD/ Acid Reflux may experience severe discomfort and disruptions to their daily activities.
Signs and Symptoms of GERD or Acid Reflux
The main signs and symptoms of GERD/Acid Reflux are as follows:
- Regurgitation of gastric acid or stomach contents into throat or mouth
- Chest pain
- Food swallowing discomfort or Dysphagia
- Dry cough, wheezing, hoarness, or chronic sore throat
In general, GERD can be described as a lifestyle disease. The problem of acid reflux may arise if your diet contains more junk food, processed meat, and frozen foods.
These processed and junk foods with added preservatives can cause the body to produce toxins (ama), which leads to the GERD problem. Your inconsistent eating schedule and eating habits may make matters worse.
In Ayurveda GERD can be correlated with urdhvag amlapitta, the acid or gastric juices move upwards from the stomach into the lower part of esophagus.
Wrong diet & stressful lifestyle causes increase in the pitta or the acidic condition in the body especially in the epigastric region. As the causative factors continue to persist the digestion is hampered. It creates Aam.
The high pitta causes inflammation in the affected area such as the esophagus and the underlying areas. It leads to increase in symptom of heart burn, heaviness in body and excessive gastric juices in the stomach that expels the food out of the mouth and leaves a sour and bitter taste in the mouth. This is called GERD/ Acid Reflux.
For this reason, it is advised to eat foods that are in harmony with your prana and to stay away from certain foods which hamper with your digestive system. Get your personalized diet and lifestyle changes guide by booking an appointment with Ayushakti. Click here!
What Causes GERD or Acid Reflux? Ayurveda Perspective:
- Excessive eating of left-over food
- Excessive eating of fermented food
- Intake of diet consisting of salty, sour, pungent, oily, and hot food
- Intake of diet consisting uncooked food
- Diet made up of sugarcane juice
- Curdled food
- Excessive spicy food
- Improper sleep
- Sleep during day time
- Having incompatible food like fish and milk
- Suppression of natural urges
- Poor digestion
What is the main cause of Acid Reflux/ GERD?
A hiatal hernia in the stomach is one of the most common causes of GERD or acid reflux disease. This happens when the upper part of the stomach and the LES move above the diaphragm, a muscle that separates your abdomen and chest.
The diaphragm helps keep stomach acid in check usually. However, if you have a hiatal hernia, acid can get into your esophagus and cause acid reflux symptoms.
Other common risk factors for GERD or acid reflux disease include the following:
- Eating a lot of food or lying down right after eating
- Being overweight or obese
- Eating close to bedtime
- Snacking certain foods like citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions, or spicy or fatty foods
- Drinking certain beverages like alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee, or tea
- Being pregnant
- Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain type of medications for blood pressure.
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I was suffering from Gastritis and digestive problems with severe pain. It was very uncomfortable. With Ayushakti’s customized diet, herbal supplements, in just 1& ½ years, I got rid of gastritis and indigestion symptoms remarkably. My digestion improved, and pitta and inflammation also reduced significantly.
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Types of GERD/ Acid Reflux:
There are two types of GERD/ Acid Reflux-
- Non-Progressive form-
Approximately 80% of patients have a recurrent but non-progressive form of GERD that is controlled with medications.
- Progressive form-
20% of patients who have a progressive form of the disease may develop severe complications.
Ayurvedic Treatment For Gerd/ Acid Reflux
Your digestive tract, which is a staggering 30 feet long when stretched out straight, converts your meals, beverages, and snacks into molecules that nourish your body. However, if your digestive system's delicate balance is upset, the resulting digestive issues may be challenging to resolve.
However, there are times when it doesn't function as effectively as it is supposed to, leading to painful symptoms like bloating, burning, and pain. Acidotox from Ayushakti Ayurved supports digestive health from the inside out by reestablishing the digestive system's natural balance.
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The "Acidotox" is a natural ayurvedic treatment that addresses everything from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, and excess gas to heartburn, acid reflux, functional dyspepsia, and ulcers. It is developed by Ayushakti Ayurved to help you understand your digestive system and find relief for any problems you may be experiencing.
Such chronic conditions may have long-term effects on a person's health and wellbeing. These persistent digestive issues can negatively impact your energy, productivity, and happiness if they are not properly treated. Ayushakti Ayurvedic treatment called Acidotox is created to offer all digestive problems with thorough, holistic care. Natural Ayurvedic remedies can be obtained by combining ayurvedic diet and lifestyle recommendations along with herbal medicines and ayurvedic detox therapies.
Also Read: Acidotox: The Best Remedy for Acidity
Treatment Fundamental for Ayushakti Ayurved for GERD/Acid Reflux
- Pitta Reduction (burning & heat reducing)
- Aam Elimination (reducing heaviness, fullness)
- Agni Balancing (rectifying HCL production)
- Rectify Udan Vayu (to improve sphincter function)
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Detox Therapy (Panchkarma)
Detox is the Ayurvedic cleansing process for body, mind and emotions that helps you to create holistic health and well-being in your life. Digestive impurities such as mucus and metabolic toxins pile up in the veins, intestine, liver and joints. They circulate throughout the entire body and block the system. Continuous build-up of these impurities can cause physical and mental disorders and disease. A Detox helps to clean out toxins. Marma points help to remove blockages and improve circulation.
The type of detox will depend on the chronicity and severity of the problem.
- Smart detox
- Dynamic detox
- Power detox
- Super detox
It may include Ghrutpan, Virechan and Basti
Ayushakti’s detoxification Panchkarma treatments are highly focused on relieving the root cause of any chronic problem by cleansing, repairing and rejuvenating the deeper tissues and cells in your body. Click here to check out our Panchkarma Detoxification Plan
Try this Home Remedies To Get Quick Relief From Acid Relux or GERD symptoms:
Proven Home Remedy
- 1tsp of Fennel
- 1 Tsp of Coriander Powder
- 1 Tsp cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp carom seed powder
- 1/2 tsp ginger powder
- Mix with half a glass of water for 1/2 an hour after your meals. Repeat 2-3 times a day
Also Read:5 Quick Remedies to Get Rid Of Acidity and Gastric Distress.
Home Remedies can help you alleviate the symptoms. For more profound healing, herbal supplements play a vital role. To know your specific herbal requirement as per your body constitution, Consult an Ayushakti Practitioner Now.
For chronic digestive issues, please consult Ayushakti Doctors for a customized herbal supplement plan.
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Author of the Blog: Dr Datt Bapardekar
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd