After eating meals or food, if you get a burning sensation, then you are not the only one!!

These days, many of us get a burning sensation (after eating foods) that rises from the stomach to the chest or throat etc. This is acid reflux and it is due to the rise of both acid and food from the stomach into the esophagus. It must be noted that the oesophagus is a tube that connects the stomach and throat.

There are several reasons for this burning sensation after eating food and they are

Point to be noted here is that GERD or gastroesophageal reflexive disorder is a condition where stomach acid flows into the oesophagus leading to irritation and burning feeling. This could be one common reason for the burning feeling in us after consuming food. One frequent symptom of GERD is a combination of nausea and heartburn.

Hiatal hernia:
When the portion of a stomach pushes through diaphragm muscle into the chest cavity then we could get hiatal hernia. It would be possible to manage hiatal hernia by making lifestyle changes or medIcations. Sometimes, a surgery would also be required. Information is that to repair hiatal hernia, the diaphragm would be tightened and the stomach would be pulled down from the chest cavity back to the abdomen.

Intake of spicy or acidic foods etc:
In addition to tempting and making us feel excited plus making us crave for more, intake of spicy or acidic foods would also trigger burning sensation. So, please be careful. By intake of spicy foods, we could get a burning feel in the mouth plus other issues like stomach ache, acid reflux etc.

What to do to avoid burning sensation:
Mostly, many take medications to get relief from the stomach burning sensation. This issue could also be treated at the homes also. It is necessary that the person who gets this issue must do these activities compulsorily.

Various activities are:

Avoid lying down after eating meals:
It is not good to lie down immediately after eating food. The bitter fact is that this would interfere with the digestion process in us. There are possibilities that we could get issues like bloating and acid reflux etc by this.

Walking atleast 1000 steps:
It is highly beneficial by walking atleast 1000 steps after eating meals. The advantages are good digestion, regulation of blood sugar levels and promoting overall health. If walking alone is not possible or boring, then try walking while listening to some music or walk while talking to a friend etc.

Doing vajrasana pose:
If walking is not possible, then we could do vajrasana pose for some time after eating food. This pose would assist in digestion. Those pregnant mothers and others with knee issues must not do this yoga pose.

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