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Handling Heartburn

Here's how to avoid the fire

(HealthDayNews) -- If you get a burning sensation in your chest along with a sour taste in your mouth, especially after eating a big meal, you could be suffering from heartburn.

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, you might be able to ward off heartburn by making some lifestyle changes:

  • Raise the head of your bed.
  • Eat at least 2 to 3 hours before lying down.
  • Lose weight if you need to.
  • Don't overeat.
  • Stick to high-protein, low-fat meals.
  • Avoid tight clothes and tight belts.
  • Know what foods bring on your heartburn and cut them from your diet.
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