Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest that can rise to the throat, neck or face and is felt on the ribs of the chest that is caused due to the acids in the stomach that rises into the esophagus. Heartburn is painful and puts a person in an uncomfortable situation. Chronic heartburn damages the esophagus and it can even cause a heart disease.

Heartburn can be caused due to several reasons like eating of fried, spicy and fatty food, eating just before going to bed, wearing tight clothes etc.

A typical heartburn sufferer experiences heartburn several times in a week. The heartburn for this patient individual will be felt last for a few hours. The heartburn will of shorter duration but the symptoms will occur on frequent basis. Typical heartburn patients have to resort to lifestyle changes to get rid of heartburn. This lifestyle changes include quit smoking, reduce consumption of alcohol and quitting the food that causes heartburn.

Heartburn can be kept away by following some simple tips:

Have peppermint tea or chamomile tea
Eat soda crackers or baking soda with water. Have half tablespoon of soda in one glass of water and rink. But this is not recommended for pregnant ladies.
Have ginger in any form. You can have it in tea, vegetable or raw.
Have almonds.
Eat one stalk of raw celery. This is good for pregnant ladies too.
Have two tablespoons of Apple cider vinegar with one tablespoon of honey.
Eat 2-3 slices of fresh pineapple.
Have yogurt in your diet.
You can have prebiotic and probiotic drinks to get rid of heartburn
Put hot water bottle at the upper right position of your abdomen while you are seating.
Go for a walk to give a balance to your body.
Have supplements having melatonin, l-tryptophan, vitamins B6 and B12, and folic acid. This will help in getting relief from heartburn.

Lemon juice water is also good for keeping heartburn away.
Chewing peppermint gum helps relieving heartburn.
Antioxidants are helpful in heartburn.
Juice of mango or lemon pickle is helpful too.
Eat Banana as it acts as a natural antacid.
Aloe vera juice helps in relieving the esophagus helping to get rid of heartburn.

Prevention of heartburn is keeping the heartburn away. For this just follow the following tips:

Stop smoking.
Go for a slow walk after dinner.
Chew your food properly and give some proper time for eating.
Have curd in your diet as it helps in proper digestion.
Avoid fatty and spicy food.
Do meditation and do not take stress as it leads to heartburn.
Have smaller meals at frequent intervals instead of having large meals after long gaps.
Drink eight to ten glasses of water in a day.
Wear loose fitting clothes.
Give a gap of at least one hour between dinner and sleep

If after taking the above mentioned remedies you are not able to get rid of heartburn then you should seek medical advice as you may be having a more serious problem which is looking like heartburn.

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