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Heartburn Prevention Tips

Some simple changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in how often you get heartburn-and how severe it feels. Below are a few tips that may help you avoid or prevent heartburn.

  • Do not lie flat or bend over soon after eating
  • Do not eat late at night, or just before bedtime
  • Eat slowly and do not eat big meals
  • Do not exercise right after eating
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Consider quitting smoking
  • Raise the head of your bed 4 to 8 inches
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing around your stomach
  • Avoid foods and beverages that tend to trigger your heartburn

Stress Management

Stress can also trigger heartburn. By reducing stress, you may be able to help prevent heartburn. Here are some simple tips that may help reduce stress.

  • Try to stay on a regular schedule
  • Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night
  • Do exercises that minimize pressure to the abdomen, such as yoga or Pilates
  • Take a mental break and visualize a place that makes you feel relaxed. Try the ocean or a walk in the park. See, feel, and hear the things you are imagining
  • Learn ways to relax your body, like breathing exercises, muscle relaxation exercises, massage, and aromatherapy

About Heartburn

Heartburn is very common — 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn6. Heartburn can be bothersome and disruptive.


  • What Is Heartburn?
  • Common symptoms
  • Common causes of heartburn
  • Tips to prevent heartburn
    • Heartburn Prevention Tips

      Some simple changes in your lifestyle can make a big difference in how often you get heartburn-and how severe it feels. Below are a few tips that may help you avoid or prevent heartburn.

      • Do not lie flat or bend over soon after eating
      • Do not eat late at night, or just before bedtime
      • Eat slowly and do not eat big meals
      • Do not exercise right after eating
      • Maintain a healthy weight
      • Consider quitting smoking
      • Raise the head of your bed 4 to 8 inches
      • Wear loose-fitting clothing around your stomach
      • Avoid foods and beverages that tend to trigger your heartburn

      Stress Management

      Stress can also trigger heartburn. By reducing stress, you may be able to help prevent heartburn. Here are some simple tips which may help reduce stress.

      • Try to stay on a regular schedule
      • Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night
      • Do exercises that minimize pressure to the abdomen, such as yoga or Pilates
      • Take a mental break and visualize a place that makes you feel relaxed. Try the ocean or a walk in the park. See, feel and hear the things you are imagining
      • Learn ways to relax your body, like breathing exercises, muscle relaxation exercises, massage and aromatherapy
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