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Having a Cough or Indigestion After Eating

Updated on August 9, 2013

Having to deal with a sudden cough after eating is extremely frustrating. It makes it difficult to talk after dinner, or even sit down to work after lunch. You might find yourself eating less and less in an effort to avoid it, and cutting a lot of your favorite foods out of your diet as well because they seem to make it worse.

Tired of pills? Most of the time, you can get rid of your cough after eating for good naturally, you won't need any drugs or medications!
Tired of pills? Most of the time, you can get rid of your cough after eating for good naturally, you won't need any drugs or medications!

There are a number of things that can attribute to a persistent cough after a meal, but this problem is generally a gastrointestinal issue, which means an issue with your stomach and intestines. This is definitely something that you want to take care of - problems in your stomach can lead to problems everywhere else in your body.

You'll be happy to know that gastrointestinal disorders respond very well to natural means of healing in many cases, and you may very well be able to cure yourself of this cough after eating forever by adding things to your diet rather than taking things out.


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Understand What Might Cause Your Cough

Many people who experience this cough after eating actually have had to deal with this problem since they were quite young. It may also run in the family, either due to something hereditary or just because most family members share a very similar diet and eating schedule. People usually focus on removing certain foods or types of foods from their diets when they experience a bad cough or any other indigestion problem such as acid reflux and/or heartburn, but it is almost always best to figure out what your body is missing and provide yourself with it instead of taking things away.

Vitamins are entirely responsible for making sure that your stomach is able to produce the right quality and amount of acid in order to break down the things you eat. Actually, your body uses combinations of the vitamins and minerals you eat to maintain literally every single aspect of itself, from keeping your skin and eyes moist to controlling cell growth, transporting oxygen throughout your body, and so much more.

All of these vitamins and minerals are found in their purest and best form in nature. It is important to understand that with a digestive problem such as a cough after eating or any sort of indigestion, the answer is very likely in nature.

Your appetite's ruined, and the fact that your cough just WON'T go away can be extremely frustrating.
Your appetite's ruined, and the fact that your cough just WON'T go away can be extremely frustrating.

How Stomach Acid Causes a Cough After Eating

The acidity levels in your stomach are responsible for dissolving the foods you eat and preparing them for your body to use, but the hydrochloric acid in your stomach also plays an important role in making sure that the seal at the top of your stomach remains closed. It is quite possible that a lack of acid in your stomach could cause this seal (the esophageal sphincter) to remain partially open, which then leads to all sorts of problems with breathing and a constant cough after a meal.

This may not be the case for everyone, but it is a very likely culprit. A lack of stomach acid can lead to problems with your immune system, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, a host of digestive problems such as gas, indigestion, acid reflux, and our current issue; a cough after you eat.

Restoring your stomach acid to a healthy level can be pretty easy. An Amish remedy called "Stops Acid Reflux" combines garlic, ginger, and unfiltered apple cider vinegar into a remedy that'll stop most indigestion issues in about 60 seconds, coughing after a meal included.

The best part about "Stops Acid Reflux" is that it's completely natural. Your body will thank you for it and it will take care of the problem, while most other indigestion medications will slowly kill you. Just take a dose before you eat, or take some as soon as the coughing starts if you can manage.

The Stops Acid Reflux Amish Remedy doesn't taste very good, so use it only when you have to, and work on the below-mentioned tips to eventually get rid of the cough that keeps bugging you after you eat for good.


Have you Tried the Stops Acid Reflux Remedy for a Cough After Eating?

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Most medications for acid reflux or heartburn, which are what you'll probably be given if you tell your doctor you've got a cough after you eat, can actually make the problem much worse over time, and even cause permanent damage to your body.
Most medications for acid reflux or heartburn, which are what you'll probably be given if you tell your doctor you've got a cough after you eat, can actually make the problem much worse over time, and even cause permanent damage to your body.

Maintaining a Healthy Digestive System

Hippocrates said that "All disease begins in the gut", and we're still learning just how right he was. Making sure that your stomach and intestines are functioning to the best of their abilities will make you feel better and live longer. If you keep suffering from a cough after you eat a big dinner, then doing what it takes to get your digestive system in line will also very likely cause your cough to go away, hopefully never to return.

Stress has been found to impair hydrochloric acid production in the stomach, so one of the easiest things you can do to help is to make sure that you are calm and relaxed before eating. Living stress-free all the time would also be great, but that's easier said than done.

Overeating is another big factor when it comes to acid levels in the stomach and healthy digestion. Whatever you're eating, eat just enough. The general rule is that your meals should be about the size of your fist, no larger.

Eating processed foods that lack vitamins and enzymes to be properly digested is very unhealthy. If your diet consists primarily of Mcdonald's cheeseburgers or triple-fried tacos, you should probably think about making a change, or at least supplementing your eating habits with plenty of raw vegetables and fruits. Refined sugars also deplete minerals and vitamins in the body and should be avoided, try to replace fake sugar with honey or maple syrup, and avoid white flour

Ice water with every single meal can be unhealthy, water is actually best drank at room temperature and ice-cold water will hinder your stomach's ability to produce acid.

acid reflux medications usually prevent your stomach from producing more acid in an effort to prevent you from experiencing any symptoms. Over time these medications can cause a great deal of harm to your body and digestive system and should be avoided at all cost. The Amish remedy mentioned above is a great alternative, there are also many other natural means of suppressing these symptoms that work just as good if not better than the drugs available at your pharmacy.

Carbohydrates and proteins do the exact opposite thing to your stomach. Proteins require stomach acid and promote its production, carbs reduce the stomach's production of acid. This would explain why the all-too-popular hamburger isn't all that healthy for you. It's a bunch of meat and bread at the same time, which will always be a bad combination for your body to digest.

Additional Tips

  • Avoid eating before bed or lying down after a meal.
  • Make sure to chew your food thoroughly, and take care of any tooth or gum issues that might be preventing you from doing so.
  • Eat healthy proteins and fats.
  • Make sure you're getting all your vitamins and minerals naturally, use a good multivitamin if you are unable to get these all through eating.

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