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Acid reflux can be painful and interfere with your life. Acid reflux can interfere with your daily life due to the excessive pain and discomfort. However, there are many things you can do to stop acid reflux in its track. Continue reading to learn how you can gain full control of your life again.

Drink between meals, not during them. Doing so allows you to cope with pangs of hunger by sating your thirst. Additionally, you will help to minimize the amount of acid that is produced.

Stay on your feet for about two hours after consuming food. Lying down allows stomach acids and the contents of your stomach to move easily into your esophagus. You will feel relief from the symptoms of acid reflux by standing up or sitting in an upright position.



Acid reflux symptoms can be aggravated by vigorous exercise after meals. You can move food and acids from your stomach up your esophagus by squeezing your stomach muscles during exercise. Wait an hour or more following a meal to exercise.

Lose weight to help prevent and lessen the effects of acid reflux. Obesity is one major cause of acid reflux occurring. Losing just ten percent of your total weight will reduce acid reflux symptoms significantly. Don't be silly with excessive dieting schemes, instead reduce the size of your meal portions.

Don't lie down after eating. When you lie down, your body will not digest the food you've just eaten correctly. You will feel better and avoid acid reflux by staying upright.

Shed a few pounds. Extra weight, particularly if it's parked on your midsection, can actually cause acid reflux to occur. The fat around your stomach and esophagus puts pressure on them, causing them to malfunction and give you heartburn. Even a few pounds lost can bring relief.

If excess pounds are plaguing you, work to lose them. A few extra pounds in your midsection could be responsible for acid reflux. Acid from the esophagus can rise back up from the stomach in this situation. This damages the lining of your esophagus. In order to lose weight, you need to live healthy by regular exercise and a good diet.

Try not to drink too much alcohol if you suffer from acid reflux. Alcohol can cause more acid to be produced in your stomach. If you insist on drinking alcohol, try to only drink one or two glasses and find a wine or alcohol that does not increase your acid reflux symptoms.

You need to relax. When you are stressed and you eat, stomach acids build up and cause heartburn. After eating, practice a little meditation, deep breathing and light relaxation exercise. Never lay down or recline immediately after a meal.

Now that you have read the above information, you should know that acid reflux should not make your life unbearable any more. Using the knowledge you've learned and producing an effort can rid you of your acid reflux. Use what you have learned to get back to enjoying a normal, healthy life.

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