Acid reflux is a condition in which stomach acid flows back into the esophagus.
Sore throats and hoarseness are frequently caused by acid reflux. It also leaves you with an unpleasant taste in your mouth. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing]
Making a few lifestyle changes can help you to get rid of acid reflux in the throat fast.
Practice 'grazing'- eat small meals more frequently instead of three large meals every day. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
Fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, onions, garlic, coffee, tea, chocolate, and alcohol should be avoided by those who experience acid reflux as they are more likely to trigger reflux. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
Do not drink carbonated beverages, they enable you to burp, which sends acid into your throat. Instead of sparkling water, drink flat water. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
Avoid vigorous exercise for a couple of hours after eating and finish eating three hours before going to bed. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
If you smoke, give it up because it can cause the lower esophageal sphincter to relax which in turn leads to acid reflux. (Source: Harvard Health Publishing)
If you have severe pain or difficulty swallowing you might need medication to control reflux along with your lifestyle changes.