Health Tip: Taming GERD
The U.S. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says without treatment, GERD can lead to a host of medical issues affecting the esophagus and breathing.
To help tame GERD, the agency suggests:
- Lose any excess weight.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing around your abdomen, since tight clothes can squeeze yourabdomen and push acid into youresophagus.
- Stay upright for three hours after meals.
- Do not recline or slouch while sitting.
- Sleep on a slight angle by raising the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches.
- Quit smoking, and stay away from secondhand smoke.
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Posted: March 2018
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