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Losing Weight on a Diet for Heartburn

For those who are overweight, a heartburn diet may also include decreasing calories and increasing physical activity to lose weight. Extra weight can put pressure on your stomach and the lower esophageal sphincter, causing it to open and increase acid reflux. By losing weight, you can reduce this pressure, thus relieving some of your heartburn symptoms.

Final Thoughts

For people with heartburn, diet and other lifestyle changes are usually the first line of treatment. This includes eating a heart-healthy diet, avoiding foods that worsen symptoms, eating smaller meals more often, and avoiding eating before bedtime. If you would like more information about a diet for your particular heartburn situation, talk with your healthcare provider or nutrition specialist.

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