It’s now estimated that more than 60 million American adults experience heartburn symptoms at least once a month. Surveys have found that the number of people reporting daily or weekly heartburn and/or acid reflux symptoms has risen nearly 50 percent over the last decade.
Heartburn is a form of uncomfortable indigestion that causes painful burning sensations in the chest or upper abdomen. It’s closely related to acid reflux, or the condition characterized by someone experiencing backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus.
Here are the main causes:
- poor diet
- lack of exercise
- low stomach acid
- over-consumption of acidic foods
- Drinking aloe prior to a meal OR at the first sign of the problem. Aloe is soothing and cooling and will take care of the burning sensation.
- DMG. This is a type of licorice (the herb). It helps to heal any type of tear or inflammatory response within the gut itself.