Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits - 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 stomach. Spicy foods, foods that have a lot of
acid (like tomatoes and oranges), and coffee can make heartburn symptoms worse
in some people. If your symptoms are worse after you eat a certain food, you
may want to stop eating that food to see if your symptoms get better.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 24, 2010
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