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Is there anything to do to stop heartburn?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Heartburn approaches

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,

In brief: Heartburn approaches

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,
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
dairy, fatty food, potato chips, creamy or oily dressings, marbled sirloin, high fat bakery items, raw onions, tomatoes, potatoes, spearmint, & peppermint. Orange, cranberry or grapefruit juice & lemons or lemonade can be problematic. See if any specific spices bother you. Medications such as antacids, Proton pump inhibitors or H-2- receptor antagonists may help.
Dr. Darla Bryant
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Food/medicine

Foods to avoid to decrease heartburn include alcohol, acidic foods and juices, such as orange juice, some people are sensitive to spicey foods, caffeine.
Avoid smoking and antiinflammatory medications, such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. It is helped by omeprazole, ranitidine and other over the counter medication. If lasting 3 years, you should have an endoscopy by gastroenterology specialist.

In brief: Food/medicine

Foods to avoid to decrease heartburn include alcohol, acidic foods and juices, such as orange juice, some people are sensitive to spicey foods, caffeine.
Avoid smoking and antiinflammatory medications, such as Aspirin and ibuprofen. It is helped by omeprazole, ranitidine and other over the counter medication. If lasting 3 years, you should have an endoscopy by gastroenterology specialist.
Dr. Darla Bryant
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