Heartburn is never pleasant and depending on the severity of your symptoms, it can prevent you from getting on with your day or doing the things you enjoy. If heartburn is hitting you now, then take a look at Rennie’s 4 stage guide to managing heartburn.
BAKING SODA WITH WATER
A solution of baking soda and water is a common method for relief when dealing with the symptoms of heartburn. Baking soda is not an acid, which means that it can help neutralise any excess stomach acid if that’s the root of your problem.
To prepare the remedy, add a teaspoon of the baking soda to a standard glass of water, mix it, and drink it at a leisurely pace. If this doesn’t do the trick within two hours, you can try again.
It’s not exactly the most pleasant remedy, but it may help relieve your symptoms!
STAND UP STRAIGHT
Standing up straight is another simple method to help you relive heartburn symptoms. Your posture can have a huge impact on your digestive system and giving it some space can help relieve the symptoms of heartburn.
Slouching or wearing tight clothing can put increased pressure on your stomach which can lead to heartburn. Standing upright helps to alleviate this pressure which allows the lower oesophageal valve to relax and close properly, preventing any unwanted acid from creeping out of your stomach and up your throat. Simple: but effective!