Prevent And Treat Heartburn

reflux

 

Lifestyle choices, including the food you eat, can help prevent or treat acid reflux.  Some quick tips:

 

  • Manage stress
  • Get good sleep
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid or limit spicy, fried or fatty foods, chocolate, onions, garlic, citrus fruits and juices, tomato-based foods like pizza, caffeine, alcohol
  • Eat whole foods high in fiber.  They can protect against acid reflux and esophageal cancer
  • Eat small meals and avoid overeating
  • Don’t lie down after a meal and don’t eat too close to bedtime
  • If you have heartburn at night or while trying to sleep, elevate the head of your bed

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