Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms - Page 4

By Michele C. Hollow @michelechollow
November 02, 2017
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How to get rid of acid reflux

You can start by losing weight if you are obese, quitting smoking, waiting at least 2 to 3 hours after you eat before lying down, and raising your head between 4 and 6 inches when you sleep. Your doctor may suggest you take over-the-counter or prescription antacids, H2 blockers (which decreases the production of stomach acid), or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs, which block acid production in your stomach).



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Janet O’Dell, RN