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Easy Baking Soda Heartburn Remedy

By Edited Feb 27, 2016 2 6

Heartburn is the act of constant contact between our stomach and esophagus linings. Such contact would lead to friction. The friction causes tremendous pain and discomfort.

The pain starts in the upper stomach, going behind the breastbone. You will feel a burning sensation in your chest.

The pain now goes up to your throat. Most often than not, it will be accompanied by a sour taste in your mouth. The pain will take a while before it finally subsides.

In most cases, the patient could interpret the pain as a chest problem. However, this is not the case. Heartburn is a stomach issue and it has nothing to do with cardiac problem.

How can heartburn be addressed? Fortunately, there are various ways to address heartburn. You may drink a lot of water to wash away the acid in your system.

However, if water therapy would not work; another way is to prepare baking soda heartburn.

Baking soda functions as an antacid. It neutralizes stomach acids that help to ease the process of digestion of our food. However, baking soda is only a temporary solution for heartburn.

Here is how to prepare your baking soda heartburn.

Prepare a half teaspoon of baking soda. Then get a half glass of water. You should dissolve the baking soda in the water. Make sure baking soda is completely dissolved.

Once the baking soda is completely dissolved, consume it. Do not take the dissolved baking soda for more than seven times in one day. If heartburn is stubborn, this means the patient already needs to see a doctor.

Make sure you measure the baking soda correctly. Excessive baking soda could neutralize more than it should. This could cause aggravated pain. Such pain is more intensified as compared to its first attack.

Baking soda as a cure for heartburn should not be used when you have high blood pressure. Baking soda is made up of sodium. Hence, it will trigger complications for those who have high blood pressure.

It is not advisable to take baking soda heartburn if you are under a prescriptive medication. You should check with your doctor first before taking this step.

Heartburn is unbearably painful. However, baking soda could actually give temporary relief. This could relax the patient and spare him or her from further pain.

However, it is advised to be mindful of the precautions given. Instructions should be strictly followed as well. This is to ensure that you will be getting the most out of the available medication against heartburn.

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Comments

Jan 19, 2011 9:22am
Deborah-Diane
Great suggestions for dealing with heartburn!
Feb 2, 2011 1:30pm
footloose
Nice explanation that "heartburn" has to do with stomach, not heart!
Feb 5, 2011 12:02pm
tmoth
I'm starting to get more of this as I get older. I'll try this out next time I get a bout of heartburn
Feb 19, 2011 3:40am
Ernie
I will definitely try this out to for my heartburn.
Feb 19, 2011 3:55am
Athena
This is very useful. Well worth bookmarking. Thanks.
Mar 4, 2011 9:38pm
vetochemicals
Another great use for baking soda, thanks!
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