12 Steps to tackle Heartburn

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  • Eat smaller meals, but more often.
  • Eat in a slow, relaxed manner.
  • Remain upright after meals.
  • Avoid late–night eating (last meal three hours before sleep)
  • Don’t exercise immediately after meals.
  • Tilt your torso with a bed wedge.
  • Stay away from carbonated beverages.
  • Find the foods that trigger your symptoms and avoid them (fatty foods, spicy foods, tomatoes, garlic, milk, coffee, tea, cola, peppermint, and chocolate.)
  • Chew sugarless gum after a meal which promotes salivation and neutralizes acid.
  • Check your drugs that can loosen the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) or cause acid reflux or inflammation of the esophagus.
  • Lose weight if you need to.
  • Avoid hurry, worry and curry.