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How can staying slim affect chronic heartburn?

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Heartburn is when the acid from your stomach moves up to your esophagus, or food pipe. Keeping a healthy weight can lower your chances of having heartburn. Plus, you’ll body will respond better to heartburn medications.

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Acid Reflux.”

uptodate.com: “Patient education: Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults (Beyond the Basics),” "Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Heartburn.”

National Health Service UK: “Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) -- Treatment.”

Obesity: “Weight Loss Can Lead to Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms: A Prospective Intervention Trial.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Heartburn.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heartburn.”

Cleveland Clinic: “GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Overview.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for GER & GERD.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 25, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Acid Reflux.”

uptodate.com: “Patient education: Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults (Beyond the Basics),” "Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Heartburn.”

National Health Service UK: “Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) -- Treatment.”

Obesity: “Weight Loss Can Lead to Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms: A Prospective Intervention Trial.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Heartburn.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heartburn.”

Cleveland Clinic: “GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Overview.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for GER & GERD.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 25, 2020

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