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How to avoid Heartburn ?

The most important and helpful aspects of treatment are those who suffer for Heartburn is what you do for yourself. The following could help you:

Stop Smoking
Smoking after a meal, when the stomach is full increases the chances that you will suffer from heartburn.

Avoid becoming overweight
For many suffers of heartburn weight reduction is the most important remedy. Why not try to improve you eating habits. Try to include in your diet more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods. Daily exercise can also help you to lose weight.

Diet
Particular foods can make the symptoms of heartburn worse. This may include foods which are too fatty and spicy or drinks that containing acids (eg fruit drinks), drinks which are too hot and spirits (such as whiskey and brandy). It is better to eat ‘little and often’ then to over-fill the stomach. You should eat slowly and chewed well.

Sleeping
Before you go to bed let your evening meal digest. Night-time symptoms of heartburn can be reduced by raising the head of the bed on blocks by 6 inches. Gravity helps to keep the acid in the stomach where it should be. By sleeping on your left side may help suffers.

Posture
Avoid bending over from the waist or stooping just after meals. Instead, try and bend from the knees, keeping the back straight. Meals are better taken while sitting on an upright chair rather than slumped in front of the television.

Clothing
Avoid clothing such as tight belts and underclothes as they increase pressure on the stomach.

Pregnancy
It is very common for pregnant women to suffer from heartburn. By eating sensibly and keeping your weight increase within the recommended limits, you can lessen the severity of heartburn.


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