Certain foods and drinks can trigger heartburn, such as spicy foods, citrus fruits, coffee, tea, and alcohol. Avoid or limit these foods and drinks.
Large meals can put extra pressure on your stomach and cause heartburn. Try eating smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day.
Lying down after eating can cause food to press against the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which can cause heartburn. Wait at least three hours after eating before lying down.
If you experience heartburn at night, try elevating the head of your bed by about 6-8 inches to prevent stomach acid from flowing back into the oesophagus while you sleep.
Tight clothing can put pressure on your stomach and cause heartburn.
Both tobacco and alcohol can relax the LES and increase the risk of heartburn. Limit or avoid tobacco and alcohol to reduce heartburn symptoms.
If you experience heartburn frequently, you may find relief with over-the-counter antacids, which neutralise stomach acid.
Always follow the instructions on the package of the medication and talk to your healthcare provider before taking any medication.