Do you suffer from the painful, irritating, ill-timed pain of heartburn?
This familiar burning sensation hits you right in the chest and raises in the area right behind your breastbone, hence the name “heartburn,” and expanding to the throat and neck, and even creating an awful taste in your mouth.
Heartburn is most commonly the result of regurgitated gastric acid (or gastric reflux). But luckily there is relief at hand, and all it takes is a few minor diet and lifestyle changes to control and prevent the annoyance of heartburn.
Here are ten effective tips to prevent dreaded heartburn…
1. Shed Excess Weight
The majority of those who suffer from chronic heartburn are overweight. And shedding those extra pounds will take the pressure off of your abdominals when you eat and digest so that your stomach contents aren’t pushed upwards into the upper chest and esophagus. Losing weight will make digestion far more comfortable and relieve excess heaviness around your midsection.