To prevent heartburn, avoid foods and beverages that may trigger your symptoms. These include alcohol, caffeine, carbonated beverages, chocolate, citrus fruits and juices, tomatoes, tomato sauces, spicy or fatty foods, full-fat dairy products, peppermint, and spearmint.
Also, try the following changes to your eating habits and lifestyle:
Sleep with your head raised about 6 inches
Lose weight if you are overweight
Avoid garments or belts that fit tightly around your waist
Drink plenty of fluids
Avoid bending over or exercising just after eating
DO NOT lie down with a full stomach. For example, avoid eating within 2-3 hours of bedtime
Eat smaller meals
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While reflux events decreased considerably with acid-reduction treatment such as proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prevacid, nonacidic reflux events, such as stomach bile regurgitation, were significantly greater with acid-reduction treatment. This increase in nonacid reflux events may explain persistent symptoms in some patients despite being treated with acid-reducing agents. If this is the case, you might benefit from medications that bind bile such as Carafate. You should check with your physician about adding that to your treatment regimen. For information on Carafate, click here. Read more of Dr. Eisner's blogs More on heartburn
Heartburn Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I'll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I'll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for others in your family without acid reflux disease. Bon Appétit!
Fresh Catch Lasagna. My oldest son said, "Mom, this is the best thing you have ever made!" Here's hoping for similar accolades for you.
Ingredients: - Cooking spray - 9 lasagna noodles (rice works just fine) - 1 carrot, grated - 1 tsp canola oil - 2 fresh tilapia fillets - 4 oz cream cheese - 1/2 cup milk (rice milk works just fine) - 1/4 tsp. salt - 2 cups* shredded mozzarella cheese (rice cheese works fine) - * you can modify this amount based on how much cheese you want between the layers of the lasagna.
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray an 8" x 8" glass pan. ...
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