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Do you know how to prevent heartburn?

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Updated January 09, 2011

Heartburn episodes can be reduced, and in some cases prevented from occurring, by making some lifestyle changes, and following a few tips.

Do you know how to prevent heartburn? Take this quiz and test your knowledge on heartburn prevention. It will also explain along the way what steps you can take to prevent heartburn.

Tips for preventing heartburn

1. What to Eat

Use these charts to learn what foods are safe to eat, what foods you should eat in moderation, and what foods you should avoid when planning your acid reflux diet.

2. Dining Out

Before you eat out at a restaurant, learn what foods you can eat that have little risk of causing heartburn. You can see what these foods are with this safe foods chart.

3. Treatment

Check out these 10 Most Common Treatment Options For Heartburn / Acid Reflux. When you suffer from chronic heartburn, whether it's caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or some other digestive disorder, it's important to know how to treat the heartburn. Untreated acid reflux may lead to complications, including esophageal cancer.

4. Set a Routine

Take your medication at the same time every day. If you take medication to treat your heartburn, it is very important to take your medication every day. If you are prone to forgetting, leave yourself a note to remind you or take your medication when you do another daily activity that you don't forget doing, such as brushing your teeth or washing your face.

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How much do you know about preventing heartburn? Test your knowledge and get tips on preventing heartburn with the Prevent Heartburn quiz!

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