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Is there a way to prevent heartburn?

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Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Heartburn is the common term for gastroesophageal reflux.
Reflux describes the passage of stomach contents up into the swallowing tube and throat. When it causes burning, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or lung issues, we call it reflux disease, or gerd. Avoid fatty foods, caffeine, and chocolate. Acid suppressing medications may be needed when diet alone is not enough to control your symptoms.

In brief: Not necessarily

Heartburn is the common term for gastroesophageal reflux.
Reflux describes the passage of stomach contents up into the swallowing tube and throat. When it causes burning, difficulty swallowing, hoarseness or lung issues, we call it reflux disease, or gerd. Avoid fatty foods, caffeine, and chocolate. Acid suppressing medications may be needed when diet alone is not enough to control your symptoms.
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Chronic heartburn should be evaluated by a specialist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Heartburn approaches

elevating head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight , avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages.
Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate

In brief: Heartburn approaches

elevating head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight , avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages.
Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
corn, fried foods, dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, raw onions. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice can be problematic. Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
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