Heartburn (Acid Reflux) | What It Is, Causes, Symptoms, Complications & Treatment Options

Is heartburn preventable, and what is the role of your lifestyle in management?

Some healthy lifestyle changes can prevent heartburn or promote its management plan, such as:

  • Avoid certain foods that make your condition worse.
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking.
  • Avoid overeating (eat smaller and frequent meals).
  • Avoid eating immediately (within 3 or 4 hours) before bed.
  • Raise the head of your bed.
  • Keep a healthy weight.
  • Avoid tight clothes and belts around your waist.

Talk to your doctor about habits you should change to get a better lifestyle and fewer heartburns.

Finally, heartburn is a common problem, but it’s usually simple and easy to control. Talk to your doctor if there is a sign of an underlying problem or if the simple ways can’t improve this sensation. Follow a healthy lifestyle to prevent heartburn and manage it more effectively.