Heartburn can make your chest feel like it's on fire. Consider these lifestyle changes to prevent heartburn: 1. Lose excess weight. 2. Stop smoking. 3. Don't wear tightfitting clothes. 4. Avoid heartburn triggers, such as alcohol, fatty foods, chocolate and mint. 5. Don't lie down soon after a meal. 6. Raise the head of your bed.
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Last Updated: 05-01-2018
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