Updated September 18, 2008
Eat 6 small meals instead of 3 big meals.
This keeps your stomach from getting too full, and reduce gastric pressure.
Avoid foods that can increase stomach acid production.
There are several foods and beverages that can trigger your heartburn, and increase acid production. You may want to avoid these and consume foods that can decrease heartburn and acid production.
Alcohol increases the production of stomach acid.
Use an antacid.
Antacids, such as Tagamet (to decrease or neutralize gastric acid in the stomach), will usually eliminate the symptoms and promote healing.
Sleep with your head and shoulders elevated.
With the head higher than the stomach, gravity helps reduce this pressure.
Smoking stimulates the production of stomach acid.
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