Chinese medicine practitioners pointed out that extreme diets often lead to gastroesophageal reflux, which in the long run can lead to gastric ulcers, gastric perforation, and even precancerous lesions;

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[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report] Eat and drink a lot during the Chinese New Year. In order to lose weight after the new year, I deliberately reduced my eating significantly, which resulted in gastroesophageal reflux.

Chinese medicine practitioners point out that extreme diets often lead to gastroesophageal reflux, which in the long run can lead to gastric ulcers, gastric perforation, and even precancerous lesions are not uncommon.

To prevent gastroesophageal reflux, you should keep happy, maintain normal work and rest, quit smoking and drinking, reduce sweets, and eat nourishing stomach to relieve flatulence and vomiting.

Li Junyi, the attending physician of Sanchong Ren'an Church of Traditional Chinese Medicine, posted a post on the Facebook fan page "Old Chinese Medicine Physician Li Junyi Li Junyi", pointing out that during the Chinese New Year, he ate and drank a lot, and his body gained several kilograms. In order to lose weight, he changed three meals to one meal. Dietary methods often cause gastroesophageal reflux, which can lead to gastric ulcers, gastric perforation, and even precancerous lesions in the long run.

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Li Junyi said that the prevention and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux has 4 key points: soothe the liver and reduce the adverse flow, regulate the emotions; maintain a good life and rest, stay away from food that induces stomach acid; nourish the stomach and reduce reflux; use medication to relieve inflammation.

Soothing the Liver and Regulating the Negative Effects

Li Junyi pointed out that gastroesophageal reflux is a disease that affects both physiology and psychology, especially the top three psychological effects.

The human body is under the condition of long-term tension, excitement, and depression, which will lead to the disorder of the autonomic nervous system, the relaxation of the esophageal sphincter, and the reflux of gastric acid, which will cause symptoms of heartburn and chest tightness.

Therefore, maintaining a happy, optimistic, calm, and stable mood can help treat gastrointestinal discomfort.

Maintain a good life schedule and stay away from food that induces stomach acid

Li Junyi appealed that to prevent gastroesophageal reflux, one must develop good living habits and stay away from foods that induce stomach acid. It is recommended to quit smoking and alcohol, reduce coffee, and reduce sweets:

●Smoking and alcohol will relax the sphincter of the esophagus and increase the chance of gastric acid reversal; it will also slow down the consumption of gastric acid, increase the contact time between gastric acid and gastric wall, and increase the probability of gastric mucosal injury.

●Sweet food has a "sluggish" effect on the stomach. Eating too much will slow down gastrointestinal motility and promote gastric acid secretion, leading to hiccups, flatulence, indigestion, and heartburn.

The impact of coffee depends on the individual's physique. Some people have 2 cups of coffee a day for decades, and their stomach is fine. Some people have gastroesophageal reflux after 1 cup of coffee a day for less than a month. It is recommended that people who already have stomach problems can drink less or not Drink coffee.

Nourish the stomach and reduce reflux

As the old saying goes: divide into three parts and nourish in seven parts.

Nourishing the stomach starts with diet therapy. The following are the 3 stomach nourishing recipes introduced by Li Junyi:

●Yam lentil porridge: Prepare yam, white lentils, and white rice in a ratio of 1:1:5.

It can invigorate the spleen and stomach, and help the spleen and stomach recover.

●Sydney pear millet porridge with rock sugar: prepare 1 Sydney pear, 200g white rice, and appropriate amount of rock sugar.

It can nourish the stomach and moisten the lungs, and smooth the qi of the chest and diaphragm.

●Loquat stomach nourishing tea: Prepare 3 pieces of loquat leaves, 10g of tangerine peel, 10g of pinellia, 5g of Cyperus cyperi, and a little brown sugar.

It can regulate qi and invigorate the spleen, relieve flatulence, vomiting, and symptoms of gastric acid reversal.

Medication to relieve inflammation

Li Junyi said that Chinese medicine treatment will change according to a person's constitution, and different constitutions will use different medicines.

Gastroesophageal reflux can be subdivided into stagnant heat in the liver and stomach, gallbladder heat invading the stomach, qi stagnation and phlegm obstruction, stomach yin deficiency, blood stasis obstructing collaterals, and deficiency of qi in the middle.

Usually, there will be 2-3 overlapping syndrome types in a person, and few people have a single syndrome type. Therefore, the doctor reminds that the commercially available stomach medicine and Weisan have limited effects on improving the stomach and intestines due to fixed ingredients, so they are suitable for home use. For emergency consumption, if you are sick, you still need to seek medical treatment.

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