There are a lot of things you can do to prevent the symptoms of GERD. Some simple lifestyle changes include:
Elevate the head of your bed at least six inches. If possible, put wooden blocks under the legs at the head of the bed or use a solid foam wedge under the head portion of the mattress. Simply using extra pillows may not help.
Certain foods cause the esophageal sphincter to relax for an hour or more during their digestion. Avoid these foods, ...
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Our expert, Jan Gambino, is a writer and mother of teenagers with acid reflux (GERD). Each month she will answer selected reader questions... Read more »