Avoid Holiday Heartburn

For the millions who suffer from gastro-esophageal reflux disease or GERD, a large Thanksgiving meal can leave them with an uncomfortable burning sensation in their chest, similar to heartburn.

Experts say GERD patients should be careful not to overeat, because a full stomach can easily trigger acid reflux. Keeping away from wine and caffeinated beverages is also important.

For those who suffer at nighttime, avoid eating or drinking three to four hours before bed.


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