It is quite possible that at some point you have suffered burning or heartburn . Their causes are in fact very varied, emphasizing above all maintaining bad eating habits, eating with nerves or anxiety, stress and consuming certain foods and beverages (such as excessive consumption of alcohol or very fatty or spicy foods).
Basically It consists of a burning or burning that goes up to the larynx as a consequence of the fact that the valve of the cardia, which is the sealing mechanism of our stomach, has not closed properly, so that the contents of the stomach turn upwards up the esophagus . Although our stomach is prepared to withstand such an acidic pH, the esophagus does not, hence the related discomfort later.
Among its most characteristic symptoms we can mention the pain and burning sensation that goes up through the chest to the throat . This burning is medically known by the name of heartburn. Other related discomforts also arise, such as: cough, pharyngitis (which can be chronic), nausea, feeling of having a bad taste in the mouth and sleep disturbances.
At the time of relieve heartburn and heartburn There are two ingredients that can be extremely useful: sodium bicarbonate and the lemon . Why? Very easy: help to neutralize gastric juices , which are ultimately the main "culprits" that ardor and heartburn appear. In fact, bicarbonate is an excellent antacid very useful when it comes to reducing acidity levels, relieving acidity and acid indigestion.
How to prepare the sodium bicarbonate and lemon remedy
To develop this natural remedy to relieve heartburn and heartburn you need:
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
- The juice of half a lemon
- Half a glass of water
Steps to make the bicarbonate and lemon remedy
First wash the lemon well, cut it in half and squeeze it to obtain its juice, reserving only the amount equivalent to half a lemon. Then put the water in a saucepan and heat a little, until it is tempered. Dissolve in it the baking soda and add the lemon juice, mixing well.
How to take this remedy
The truth is that it is a very simple and effective remedy, which you can take whenever you need it. To do this, you can prepare and ingest this remedy every time the burning or heartburn appears.
What are their contraindications?
The consumption of sodium bicarbonate is not recommended in those who suffer from gastritis or are sensitive to bicarbonate or lemon. Nor is it advised to use sodium bicarbonate in people with arterial hypertension or with heart problems.
It is also not advisable to consume it in excess or in large quantities, since it can cause alkalosis (serious imbalance in our body).
If you want to learn more useful tips, we encourage you to read our special note about how to cure stomach acidity .
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