10 Ways to Prevent GERD

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Alam mo ba na in most cases, GERD can be managed with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications? If you think you might suffer from GERD - ‘wag matakot.

Still, prevention is always better than cure. It’s important to know what you can do to prevent GERD and keep your digestive system healthy.

Here are a few measures you can take to prevent gastroesophageal reflux disease:

  1. Avoid fatty food
  2. Avoid chocolates and mints
  3. Avoid carbonated and caffeinated beverages
  4. Avoid food that irritates your stomach, such as citrus fruits or spicy food
  5. Eat smaller meals
  6. Refrain from lying down immediately after eating
  7. Kung ikaw ay overweight, start exercising and aim to lose the extra weight
  8. Elevate the upper part of your body when sleeping at night
  9. Sleep on your left side
  10. Quit smoking and alcohol

Sources:
hhttp://www.everydayhealth.com/...
http://www.webmd.com/heartburn...