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  1. Treatment Tips for Frequent Heartburn Sufferers

    You're starting to notice that it's not only obvious things -- like too much spicy food or coffee -- that trigger painful heartburn symptoms. Now you're getting heartburn in the middle of the afternoon, just working at your desk, or sitting on the sofa at home. Sometimes you wake up at night with pa

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  2. Treatment Tips for Severe, Chronic Heartburn

    No matter what you eat, you worry that chronic heartburn will always be there. You've tried all the antacids, followed a bland diet, given up on certain foods completely. But still you wake up in the middle of the night, sometimes with pain deep in your throat, other times with a sore throat and tro

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  3. The Special Risks of Nighttime Heartburn

    For the past seven years, Dave White of Easthampton, Mass., has slept with his head and chest uncomfortably propped up on a pile of pillows. "It's the most difficult part of living with this condition," White says. "There are times when I've almost wept from the frustration of having to sleep [this

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  4. The Secrets of Managing GERD and Heartburn

    Are you still trying to manage your heartburn and GERD by drinking milk by the gallon and popping antacids by the fistful? Chances are you’re not getting the relief you want. But the good news is with the right GERD treatment you can find relief. “We’re more aggressive about treating GERD today,” sa

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  5. Cooking Tips for Heartburn-Friendly Meals

    Cooking for family gatherings at my house is a little like trying to negotiate an international truce. My father says garlic and onions give him heartburn. My brother-in-law won’t touch anything with tomato sauce. He says it gives him heartburn. And after years of priding myself on having a cast iro

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  6. Heartburn Prevention Tips for Spicy Food Lovers

    “How hot would you like that?” the server at my favorite Thai restaurant asks. My taste buds whisper: fiery. My belly moans, What about me? I love a hot, spicy meal. But an hour later, like many people, I can end up wishing I’d never lifted my fork. The culprit? Heartburn and acid reflux. Officially

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  7. Heartburn Worry: Serious or Not?

    Heartburn is that awful burning sensation in your chest or throat, usually when acid rises up from your stomach. Heartburn is always an annoyance. But if you’re like many people with heartburn, you also probably find yourself worrying from time to time. Could it be something more serious? Is there s

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  8. Heartburn Symptoms: A Pharmacist's Guide to Treating Heartburn

    If you're one of the 40 million Americans who have heartburn symptoms at least once a week -- or even among the 60 million more who have heartburn symptoms at least once a month -- you're probably always looking for new ways to relieve that acid reflux. Even if your heartburn symptoms aren't severe

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  9. 11 Meal Planning Tips to Prevent Heartburn

    If you're one of the 15 million Americans experiencing heartburn every day, there's more to discouraging the discomfort than avoiding certain foods and beverages. Heartburn relief also has to do with the timing and size of your meals, says The American College of Gastroenterology, which is why plann

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  10. Heartburn: Foods to Avoid

    You wake in the night, your chest burning. Sometimes the pain is so intense you think it's a heart attack . For the 60 million Americans who get heartburn at least once a month, the pain isn't just a small inconvenience. Heartburn can affect almost everything you do, keeping you from sleeping at nig

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