Do Probiotics Work For Acid Reflux?

Updated Nov,2020
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Probiotics - a form of good bacteria, available to consume in a variety of different forms - have been found to reduce the effects of acid reflux. Supplementing probiotics as a part of your daily diet may also lessen the frequency of acid reflux attacks.

What exactly is acid reflux?

Acid reflux is the process of stomach acid traveling back up through the body and becoming trapped in the esophagus, causing an uncomfortable and often incredibly irritating range of symptoms, including indigestion and heartburn. It’s very common, and can often be triggered by certain types of foods and beverages, including high-fat foods, spicy foods, citric acids and carbonated drinks.

Do probiotics help or worsen acid reflux symptoms?

It varies. While probiotics aid digestion and can often prevent acid reflux from occurring, they may also cause side effects such as gas and bloating, which may sometimes be just as uncomfortable as acid reflux. It’s best to consult a doctor before introducing probiotics into your routine.

How to take probiotics for acid reflux

Probiotics take many forms, with the most natural being in the form of certain foods – natural yogurt, kombucha and even certain types of cheese have all been shown to have probiotic qualities. You may also decide to introduce probiotic supplements into your daily dose of vitamins.

Other ways to reduce acid reflux symptoms

Other methods of reducing acid reflux include 

  • Drinking small amounts of apple cider vinegar 
  • Introducing small amounts of raw honey into your daily diet 
  • Inhaling certain types of essential oils through a diffuser or directly from the bottle 
  • Following up your meals with a banana

These are all natural remedies, but the results may vary from person to person.

Lifestyle and dietary changes

One of the best ways to prevent acid reflux from occurring after meals is to make small changes to lifestyle and diet. For instance, carbonated drinks can cause a flare-up in acid reflux, so consuming less of these drinks may reduce your acid reflux symptoms. You should also ensure you sit upright while eating and don’t do any vigorous activity immediately after eating.

Why Omeprazole (Generic Prilosec) is your best treatment option for acid reflux

With moderate to severe cases of acid reflux, making simple lifestyle and dietary changes may not be enough to curb your symptoms. The good news? Prescription drug Omeprazole has been proven to be incredibly effective treatment, alleviating all symptoms!

Take control of your treatment by speaking with one of our online doctors today. They can help you discuss your best course of action, including prescription medication Omeprazole.

The best part? Omeprazole works the same as brand name acid reflux medications—at a fraction of the cost! It works by reducing stomach acid, effectively preventing recurring episodes of acid reflux. Plus, most adults, including pregnant and breastfeeding women, can safely take Omeprazole.

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