Heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is a burning sensation that takes over the abdomen and moves towards the chest. It is usually treated with antacids.
The symptoms of heartburn can be avoided through simple lifestyle changes.
Diet and regular exercise can make a significant impact on heartburn symptoms, according to findings from the Nurses’ Health Study.
Avoid smoking to prevent further symptoms of heartburn. Maintain a healthy weight and do moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes daily.
Don't drink more than two cups of coffee or tea per day as caffeine can induce heartburn.