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7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn
Don't drink alcohol
Alcohol is a bad idea for most people with GERD, especially if you drink too much, or on a regular basis.
Alcohol relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, which lets stomach acid creep into the esophagus.
A 1999 study in the American Journal of Medicine found that the percentage of people reporting reflux symptoms increased with the number of drinks consumed weekly. Those who quaffed more than seven drinks per week were the most likely to have heartburn.
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