Vomiting can occur due to many underlying reasons. Acid reflux is just one of them. Frequent vomiting is certainly a cause of concern. You should seek medical help if you observe regular vomiting at least once in a week. Once it is established that the vomiting is being caused by acid reflux then you must start taking actions to stop it.
A sour taste in the throat after food is a sure sign of food moving up in the esophagus. This is acid reflux producing heartburn like symptoms. It may or may not induce vomiting. The frequent acid reflux will damage the food pipe lining and can lead to many other complications including cancer.
Vomiting immediately after eating food or within the next couple of hours is indication of the acid reflux induced vomiting. We now have two issues to resolve. One is the causes of acid reflux and the other is the prevention of vomiting. Change your food habits to acid reflux diet that reduces heartburn and vomiting.
Acid reflux in otherwise healthy person is usually caused either by stress or by wrong eating habits such as overeating or eating too fast etc. Too much stress particularly due to certain short term anxieties such is losing a job and worried about finances or any other such anxiety can be responsible for the stress.
Begin with one lifestyle change at a time to create a new sustainable habit. Begin to eat slowly! Put conscious efforts to eat slowly during every meal. Tell some one in the family to remind you. If you eat slowly you will eat less which will automatically solve the problem of over eating.
Believe it or not anxiety is one of the other causes of overeating. Eating slowly will reduce the anxiety also.
In majority of cases this will stop acid reflux and the resulting vomiting. If these measures don’t work then take medical help but don’t ignore vomiting due to acid reflux. It may lead to other bigger problems in time to come or it may already be giving early signs of major underlying cause of illness which can be prevented now.
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