How to get rid of heartburn?

Lifestyle change +. Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md.
Lifestyle measures. Smaller more frequent meals. Elevate head of bed from the floor. Don't eat within four hours of going to bed. Limit citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products, smoking and peppermint. Lose weight if you're overweight. OTC meds like Prevacid, Prilosec and AcipHex (rabeprazole). If these measures don't help, see GI doctor for EGD.

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How can I get rid of heartburn?

Yes. Try zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec. Avoid spicy meal, caffeine, chocolate, peppermint, obesity . See doctor if no improvement after a few weeks. Read more...
Few things to try... Heartburn is very common and often lifestyle is a major contributing factor. Smoking/alcohol/caffeine/mint/fatty foods/too-spicey foods, and many medications cause heartburns. Obesity and laying down after meals etc...Are other risks. So, if you can control the above, you r much less likely to suffer heartburn. If above not adequate, otc prilosec/zantac/pepcid may help. Consult doc. Good luck. Read more...

How can I get. Rid of heartburn?

See below. See doc for eval if reflux can take Zantac (ranitidine) prolosec get test for hp bacteria if paon cpntinues upper endoscopy to eval. Read more...
Lifestyle, meds. Lose weight, dietary changes - decreased fat, acidic foods, caffeine, alcohol and tobacco. If not change then there a variety of otc medications one can use. Read more...

How can I get rid of heartburn without meds?

Avoid acid foods. Avoids foods heavy in acid, alcohol, and citric fruits with high acidity. Also, reduce vinegar products and anything with Aspirin in it. Read more...

How can I get rid of heartburn and acid reflux once and for all, please? It's gotten really annoying.

GERD. is usually treated VERY successfully with medication(s) However if you are already taking a Proton Pump Inhibitor (eg: PRILOSEC) AND a H-2 blocker (eg ZANTAC) and are still having symptoms there is a surgical procedure which may attempt "cure" . The FIRST STEP is a visit to a Board Certified Gastroenterologist!! Good luck and I hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...

How do I get rid of heartburn during pregnancy?

Tums (calcium carbonate) I really like Tums because you can't take too much and it works great.... I also like a bland diet and otc Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine). Read more...

How do I get rid of heartburn? For the past 2 weeks, My heartburn & stomach upset has been basically constant even though I take Prilosec most days.

Proper use of Antaci. We have many antacids that can relieve Heart burn. It is important to use the antacids properly in terms of dose(40mg is better than 20mg, check which dose are you taking?). The benefit of drugs like Prilosec lasts only for 24 hours, so you have to take it daily...otherwise you will have incomplete relief. To make it more effective, take it 1 or 2 hours before dinner time. Cut down on fried foods. Read more...

How can I get rid of my heartburn?

Heart burn. Heart burn is caused by reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus. It can be mediated by positional changes (for example, don't lie down after eating), otc meds like ppi which shut off acid production, and non-spicy foods. However, this only tempers the heart burn, treatment may need to be surgical if meds fail (fundoplication). Read more...
Heartburn options. Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait 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, corn, fried foods, Read more...

How can I permanently get rid of heartburns?

Good Luck. Heartburn or reflux is one of the most common things that we see in medical practice. Large meals or late meals or even meals high in fat content can contribute to reflux. Most people experience that at some point in their life. Try having smaller meals late in the day and avoid bending over and lifting after you do have a large meal. Meals high in fats will also contribute. Read more...

How can I prevent and get rid of heartburn?

Heartburn approaches. elevating head of 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, Read more...