Acid reflux is a chronic disease that occurs when stomach acid or bile flows into the food pipe and starts irritating the lining.
If you've been having repeated episodes of heartburn or any other symptoms of acid reflux, here are some tips to follow:
Identify and avoid certain foods and drinks that cause acid reflux. For example, spicy, fatty, or acidic foods, caffeine, alcohol, etc.
Try to change your eating habits. Opt for small meals more often rather than three large meals a day.
Avoid eating close to bedtime, try to get done at least 2-3 hours before you go to bed. i.e., avoid naps after lunch and late suppers.
Wear loose-fitting clothes to avoid pressure on the stomach.
Quit smoking as it can weaken the lower esophageal sphincter and increase acid reflux.
Practice relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga, as stress can worsen symptoms of reflux.
If symptoms persist or worsen, consult a doctor or use the medicines like antacids, anti-inflammatory painkillers, etc, prescribed by the doctor.