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    1. Heartburn - Medications

      Read about drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    2. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      Gas (flatus), burping, and bloating are all normal conditions.

    3. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      The abdomen and chest are separated by a sheetlike muscle called the diaphragm. The esophagus passes through an opening (the hiatus) in the diaphragm to connect to the stomach. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach bulges out of the abdomen,through the hiatus,and into the chest. When this happens,the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) may move above the diaphragm. Normally,...

    4. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      You can make changes to your eating habits to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. Chocolate,mint,and alcohol can make heartburn worse. They relax the valve between the esophagus and the ...

    5. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      Putting pressure on your stomach may push stomach juices into your esophagus,causing heartburn. You can make changes to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. If you get heartburn at night,raise ...

    6. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Prevention

      You may be able to prevent gas, burping, and bloating. Take steps to avoid swallowing air: Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.

    7. Prevention

      You may be able to prevent gas, burping, and bloating. Take steps to avoid swallowing air: Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.

    8. GERD: Controlling Heartburn by Changing Your Habits

      Key PointsSymptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be painful and, if allowed to continue, can lead to complications including esophagitis. Making adjustments to your lifestyle can help provide relief.Quitting the use of tobacco products can help relieve symptoms of GERD. Changing your diet can help prevent heartburn, the main symptom of GERD. Losing weight, not overeating, and ...

    9. Antacids for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

      Drug details for Antacids for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    10. Heartburn/GERD Guide - Exams and Tests

      Find out what tests may be given to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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