Heartburn is a common problem caused by acid reflux, that is, a condition in which part of the content of the stomach returns to the esophagus. This creates a burning pain in the lower part of the chest.
Periodic heartburn is rarely a serious cause for concern. Gastroesophageal reflux disease is observed in people of all ages and its cause is often associated with such lifestyle factors as obesity, Smoking and low physical activity.
However, the permanent recurrent acid reflux leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease, and can have serious health consequences.
What to do?
The main treatment for repeated heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease is the reduced production of stomach acid.
make a healthy diet with limited fat intake
avoid eating if you want to lie down, sit up straight during meals
avoid heavy lifting
understand and avoid triggers: alcohol, caffeine, spicy foods, whole milk, carbonated beverages, acidic foods such as tomato, lemon or orange juice
reduce excess weight if any
keep yourself fit with regular exercises
eat often in small portions
If you frequently experiencing symptoms of acid reflux, you should consult a doctor who can refer you to a gastroenterologist.
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