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Ways to Help Control GERD Symptoms

 

    HELPFUL WAYS TO CONTROL GERD SYMPTOMS

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* Small frequent meals

* Going to bed 2- 3 hours after food

* Avoiding bed time snacks

* Avoiding smoking and alcohol

* Avoiding tight fitting clothes

* Avoiding cola, citrus drinks, carbonated drinks, tea, coffee, spicy food & caffeine

* Weight reduction

* Avoid foods and beverages that worsen symptoms.

* Consider Losing weight if needed.

* Wear loose-fitting clothes.

* Avoid lying down for 3 hours after a meal


* Raise the head of your bed 6 to 8 inches by securing wood blocks under the bedposts. Just using extra pillows may not help.

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