How do you treat acid reflux in early pregnancy?
Hello, please suggest various ways in which I can treat acid reflux. I am 2 months pregnant, and I have been feeling GERD symptoms, when I shared my symptoms with my doctor she said it is normal to experience this in early pregnancy. Please suggest some effective ways to treat acid reflux in early pregnancy.
@tyanka Heartburn is common when you are pregnant. That's because hormones cause the digestive system to slow down. The muscles that push food down the esophagus also move more slowly when you are pregnant. And as the uterus grows, it pushes on the stomach. This can sometimes force stomach acid up into the esophagus. GERD symptoms are common during pregnancy. But they rarely cause complications, such as inflammation of the esophagus (esophagitis). Most of the time, symptoms of heartburn improve after the baby is born. Treatment for pregnant women with GERD is like treatment for other people who have GERD. It focuses first on lifestyle changes and nonprescription medicines. You can make changes to your lifestyle to help relieve your symptoms of GERD. Here are some things to try: You can change your eating habits, Do not smoke or chew tobacco, Stay upright for at least one hour after a meal. A leisurely walk may also encourage digestion, and Wear comfortable rather than tight-fitting clothing. Consult your doctor if your condition doesn’t get better. Thanks.