2nd October 2019

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How do I stop acid reflux?

Here are 10 tips you can try to prevent GERD.
  1. Lose weight. Obesity is the leading cause of GERD, Dr. Vaezi says.
  2. Avoid foods known to cause reflux. If you're at risk for GERD, avoid:
  3. Eat smaller meals.
  4. Don't lie down after eating.
  5. Elevate your bed.
  6. Review your medications.
  7. Quit smoking.
  8. Cut back on alcohol.

How should you sleep if you have acid reflux?

Doctors recommend that you:
  1. Do elevate the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches to assist gravity in keeping your stomach acid from refluxing.
  2. Don't sleep on your back, particularly if you are obese, because the pressure on your stomach could help drive acid into your esophagus.
  3. Don't sleep on your right side.
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