A few older studies have shown that chewing gum may help decrease acidity in the esophagus
Several studies have found that sleeping on your right side may worsen reflux symptoms at night
Healthcare professionals often advise people with acid reflux to avoid eating within the 3 hours before they go to sleep.
There’s a ring-like muscle known as the lower esophageal sphincter where the esophagus opens into the stomach.
Above your stomach is the diaphragm. The diaphragm tightens the lower esophageal sphincter, preventing stomach acid from entering the oesophagus.
Growing evidence suggests that low carb diets may relieve acid reflux symptoms.
Drinking alcohol may increase the severity of acid reflux and heartburn.
Studies have found that coffee temporarily relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, increasing the risk of acid reflux.
Many types of citrus juice, including orange juice and grapefruit juice, are considered common triggers for heartburn
High fat foods like these may contribute to heartburn by causing bile salts to be released into your digestive tract, which may irritate your esophagus.