Why do I have acid reflux?

Updated: Apr 24

I often see acid reflux in my practice, and people usually take Gaviscon and say they are fine. Still, unfortunately, by taking just medicine and not investigating your acid reflux, they will keep coming back. Your body gives you an indication that something deep is happening. It would help if you listened to it.

What symptoms might you experience when you have acid reflux?

  • Heartburn – a burning sensation in the middle of your chest

  • An unpleasant sour taste in your mouth, caused by stomach acid

  • A cough or hiccups that keep coming back

  • A hoarse voice

  • Bad breath

  • Bloating and feeling sick

What causes acid reflux?

  • Being overweight

  • Taking medicine


  • Stress

  • Bloating: gases come up to your stomach and move it around, enhancing some acid reflux.

Top Tips to reduce your acid reflux :

1/ Avoid particular food: acidic food such as tomatoes and oranges. Minty, peppermint and chocolate as their actions are to relax the muscle (oesophagus), and acid reflux will result from it. Fatty food gives you more acid reflux, so reduce your consumption.

2/Elevate your bed: most acid reflux are silent at night, which doesn't mean that you won't have it

when you lay down; gravity tends to play a role and could give you more acid reflux. Also, when you elevate your bed, your chest and head should be above your waist level, so stomach acid does not travel up to your throat.

3/Avoid eating less than 3hours before going to bed

4/ Loose weight, having an extra pound around your chest/belly can put pressure on your stomach and increase the acid reflux

5/ Stress can create acid reflux, so try to relax as much as possible by meditating or doing yoga

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