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11 Resources for Heartburn Control

The heartburn sufferer's toolkit


Updated February 17, 2009

1. Heartburn Prevention Tips
There are simple lifestyle changes you can make and tips you can follow that will help you prevent heartburn.

2. 10 Lifestyle Changes That Can Prevent Heartburn
Heartburn symptoms can often be relieved if sufferers make a few lifestyle changes. Follow these ten suggestions to significantly reduce the occurrence of acid reflux symptoms.

3. 6 Steps To Preventing Heartburn-related Complications
There are several complications of long-term heartburn / acid reflux, including Barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer. There are, however, six steps you can take that can drastically reduce your chances of developing one of these complications.

4. Dining Out Guide for Heartburn Sufferers
Just as at home, eating certain foods in restaurants can trigger heartburn. There are methods you can use to use to limit acid reflux. Acid reflux sufferers need to make heartburn-friendly food choices, know how the food is prepared, select beverages and portion sizes that will prevent the acid reflux.

5. Foods With Little Risk of Causing Heartburn
This chart may help you see what foods have little risk of causing heartburn.

6. Foods To Be Avoided to Control Heartburn
This chart may help you see what foods should be avoided.

7. Heartburn-Free Recipes for the Acid Reflux Diet
If you suffer from acid reflux, you will need recipes that will help you prepare food that will aide in good digestion. It isn't just the foods you select that help you with the heartburn. It is also important how the foods are prepared.

8. Menu for the Acid Reflux Diet
These sample menus will provide you with suggestions for heartburn-friendly meals. Individual meals and weekly menus are provided. The weekly menus are Sunday through Saturday, giving suggestions for breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, and dinner.

9. Heartburn / Acid Reflux Record
When you experience chronic acid reflux, heartburn, the first step to controlling your heartburn is to record what may trigger your acid reflux episodes, the severity of the acid reflux, how your body reacts, and what gives you relief. Armed with this record will enable you to make lifestyle changes that will help you control the heartburn.

10. Managing Stress to Ease the Heartburn
While stress hasn't been linked directly to heartburn, it is known that it can lead to behaviors that can trigger heartburn. During stressful times, routines are disrupted and people may not follow their normal routines in regards to meals, exercise, and medication. It is important to find ways to alleviate the stress, and thus make stress-related heartburn less likely.

11. 10 Steps to Lessening and Preventing Nighttime Heartburn
Nearly eight in ten heartburn sufferers experience symptoms at night. If staying up all night isn't the option you are prepared to take for handling your nighttime heartburn, the following suggestions should help you.

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