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Heartburn: A Burning Sensation What can I do to prevent or treat my heartburn?

What can I do to prevent or treat my heartburn?6

Life Style ManagementExplanation
Raising the head of the bed 6-8 inches
  • Raising the head of the bed with foam wedges or pillows can help to prevent acid from getting out of the stomach
  • Best for night time heartburn
Exercise
  • Exercising at least 30 minutes 5 days a week can help your heartburn
  • Avoid strenuous exercise (>30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise such as running) as this can actually WORSEN your symptoms instead
If you are overweight, consider trying to lose some weight
  • The higher your weight, the higher your risk of heartburn
Avoid eating 2-3 hours before going to bed
  • Eating before bedtime can cause heartburn
Changing your diet
  • If a food makes your heartburn worse, try avoiding it