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.
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