Lifestyle changes can control the symptoms of GERD and may help prevent possible complications caused by GERD symptoms.

General Guidelines for Managing GERD/Heartburn

  • Avoid specific eating and drinking habits.
  • Quit smoking.
  • After eating, wait to lie down.
  • After eating, wait to exercise.
  • Don’t wear tight clothes or belts.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Elevate your head when sleeping.