What can be done at home to treat heartburn?
Eating smaller, regular meals, rather than large servings, particularly before bedtime, may help treat and prevent heartburn. Avoiding foods such as coffee, chocolate, fatty or spicy foods, and alcohol, especially with meals, may also be helpful. Avoid smoking, stress and eating quickly. Raising the head of your bed by placing blocks of wood under the legs of the bed will lessen reflux by keeping your head at a higher level than your stomach.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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