Relief for symptoms of heartburn

Heartburn can cause a sufferer to experience a great deal of discomfort. Here are some things that you can do to help relieve the symptoms of heartburn?

Avoid foods that trigger heartburn

There are several foods that tend to trigger heartburn among people. These foods vary from person to person, that is what may cause heartburn for one, may not for another and vice-versa. Some common triggers include alcohol, spicy foods, fatty foods, chocolate, caffeinated beverages as well as mint flavourings such as peppermint or spearmint.

Eat smaller meals

Consider reducing your portion size of meals by eating smaller meals. This will help you to keep the gastro-esophageal reflux under control.

Avoid smoking

If you avoid or perhaps even quit smoking, it will be very beneficial to your health. An added health benefit is that it may help to reduce symptoms of heartburn.

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Maintain a healthy weight

Maintain a healthy weight by exercising regularly and eating a balanced diet. If you need help in creating a diet plan for healthy and balanced meals, seek the help of a dietician.

You can also consider waiting a few hours after you have eaten a meal, before going to bed.

See your doctor

Always see your doctor if you cannot find relief for heartburn symptoms and are experiencing severe discomfort.

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