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No Time for Heartburn

7 Daily Habits That Can Halt Heartburn

Over-the-counter antacids and prescription medications are the most common treatments for GERD. In the most severe cases, surgery may even be required. But regardless of how bad your GERD symptoms are, successfully fighting heartburn and acid reflux also requires some changes in lifestyle, ranging from the food you eat to the clothes you wear.
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Don't wear tight clothing

Much like excess belly fat, clothing that's a tight fit around the midsection can push against your stomach and force acid into the esophagus.

Sure those pants look cute, but is it worth it? If you have heartburn, skip belts, waistbands, hosiery, and undergarments that may be too tight.

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