|Do You Know How to Prevent Heartburn?|
Making diet and lifestyle changes is the most important first step in preventing episodes of heartburn. You can create your heartburn-safe diet, and make the necessary lifestyle changes. Your doctor may suggest taking an antacid, another type of over-the-counter remedy, or prescribe prescription medications. However, dietary and lifestyle changes are the important first step. Surgery is usually only performed when all other treatment options fail.
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