A recent medical study reached the effectiveness of taking Sodium bicarbonate to treat and alleviate the symptoms of acidity and reflux, caused by gastric acid reflux into the esophagus caused by irritation of the stomach lining, which causes a lot of times the feeling of a burning sensation in the chest (known as heartburn).
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, it suffered more than 60 million Americans of reflux time and at least one a month, while some studies indicate that more than 15 million reflux esophagus experience a day in the United States.
Doctors stressed that if the suffering of the patients of the occurrence and flashbacks pH shifts in the esophagus twice a week, they should consult a doctor for treatment to avoid Trapped prey to ulcers and permanent damage of the esophagus and digestive tract, increasing the chances of developing esophageal cancer .. You can also use baking soda to combat acidity.
Doctors attributed the effectiveness of Sodium bicarbonate in relieving the symptoms of acidity GERD because alkali element they contain, warning of continuing to use them to alleviate these symptoms for a long time without consulting a specialist doctor. In general, you should not exceed the dose of intake before amortization over the 12-year-old, half a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water every two hours until the symptoms go away.
Doctors recommend using Sodium bicarbonate on a temporary basis only, at the beginning of the symptoms and so chances of developing other problems if the body turned towards severe alkaline .. include the most common side effects of bicarbonate, gas, bloating, increased thirst, and stomach cramps, as one of the possible symptoms of eating bicarbonate.
It can also interfere bicarbonate in the effectiveness and efficiency of medical drugs such as aspirin, steroids.