Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) | 8 Home Remedies for Acid Reflux and GERDWhat is acid reflux and GERD?
Occasional heartburn (acid reflux) can happen to anyone.
According to the Mayo Clinic, if you experience acid reflux more than twice a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In this case, heartburn is just one of many symptoms, along with coughing and chest pain.
GERD is first treated with over-the counter (OTC) medications, such as antacids, and lifestyle or dietary changes. Prescription medications may be needed in more severe cases to prevent damage to the esophagus.
While conventional medicine is the most common form of GERD treatment, there are some home remedies you can try to reduce instances of acid reflux. Talk to your gastroenterologist about the following options.
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