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I am experiencing heartburn (gerd) (worsened by: lying flat) .

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Heartburn

Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists.

In brief: Heartburn

Approaches to heartburn include: elevating the head of the bed, not wearing tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoiding meals late at night, waiting at least 3 hours after a meal to lie down, not allowing body weight to be excessive, not smoking, acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation and medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Heart burn when flat

Classic symptom of GERD.
You did not give enough details tho and happy to do 2nd opinion. If that is what it is then raising the head of they bed 8 inches on blocks may be simple cheap treatment. Do a wikipedia search for more information and see your Dr.

In brief: Heart burn when flat

Classic symptom of GERD.
You did not give enough details tho and happy to do 2nd opinion. If that is what it is then raising the head of they bed 8 inches on blocks may be simple cheap treatment. Do a wikipedia search for more information and see your Dr.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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