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Heartburn Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heartburn.

Can You Drink Alcohol with Heartburn?

When you're living with heartburn, you don't just need to watch what you eat; what you drink is important, too. For many people, alcohol can have a negative impact on heartburn symptoms.  But does that mean alcohol has to be completely o...  Read more

12 Surprising Ways to Prevent Heartburn

If you're prone to frequent heartburn symptoms, there are lots of simple things to try before you see your doctor. If one of more of these solutions works for you, great! If not, make an appointment to discover if your heartburn is really a sympt...  Read more

9 Ways to Avoid Heartburn while Traveling

Whether you're vacationing or going on a business trip, traveling can be a prime trigger for aggravating your GERD/heartburn symptoms. What with the disruption of your regular routine, bigger meals, unfamiliar foods and sporadic eating schedule,...  Read more

The 18 Worst Holiday Heartburn Triggers

From the beginning of October to the end of December, we encounter a host of holiday eating occasions from Halloween to Thanksgiving to Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's Eve. Whew, that's a lot of food! Besides being a risky time for anyone...  Read more

Is Your Weight Giving You GERD?

It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a...  Read more

how do I remove the GERD/heartburn tracker?
Updated 9/26/2013 11:03:32 PM

I'm happy to have a "nutrition notes" space, but I'd really like to remove the constant red "GERD" tracker--I've never used it and really don't need it. Thanks!...  Read more

WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN?

The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can c...  Read more

Bananas~More Helpful Than You Think!!!!

As I ate my banana-topped oatmeal this morning,I was surprised to read in the Doctor'sBook of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & the editors of Prevention magazine,that bananas can help LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE! They are rich in POTASSIUM and that is why!...  Read more

Living With Barrett's Esophagus

People who have had long-standing heartburn are at risk for Barrett's esophagus and should discuss this with their physician....  Read more

10 Things You Should Know About Heartburn

Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs...  Read more

3 Myths about Heartburn

Myth #1: You should avoid spices.Reality - "Seasonings won't necessarily cause acid reflux," says Douglas Adler, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. "The real culprits are usually acidic foods l...  Read more

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rtburn/ I found this information on bettermedicine.com, simple steps to help with heartburn. Foods to avoid because they affect the lower esophageal sp...  Read more

Heartburn and Headache

At least it is Friday. I'm a bit uncomfortable right now with a bit of a headache that I only had 1 aspirin left for and a bit of heartburn. Hopefully I can drown myself in some water today and get rid of both in a bit. I'm crossing my fingers to b...  Read more