Here are few tips:
- If you are overweight, lose weight.
- Wear comfortable clothes. Clothes that fit tightly around your waist put pressure on your abdomen and the lower esophageal sphincter.
- Avoid foods that you know will trigger your heartburn. Common triggers such as fatty or fried foods, tomato sauce, alcohol, chocolate, mint, garlic, onion, and caffeine may make heartburn worse.
- Wait at least 3 hours after eating before lying down or going to bed.
- If you smoke, quit. Smoking decreases the lower esophageal sphincter's ability to function properly.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of glasses of water each day to allow your body to expel acid naturally.
- Take aloe vera juice three times a day between meals. It helps soothe an irritated esophagus.