Dr Oz: At-Home Heartburn Remedies + Prop Your Bed Up

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Dr Oz: At-Home Heartburn Solutions

Dr Oz wants to help his viewers make the best decisions for their body. He wanted to share what at-home heartburn solutions really work, and which are a waste of your time. Dr Oz spoke to a woman who explained that she gets heartburn 2-3 times a week that sometimes get incredibly painful, but she doesn’t want to take a pill. She further explained that she typically gets heartburn after lunch.

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Dr Oz: Should You Eliminate Carbonated Drinks?

Dr Oz: At-Home Heartburn Remedies + Prop Your Bed Up

Dr Oz helped one woman figure out a better solution fr her heartburn, other than taking a pill. (tomsaint / Flickr)

First, they looked at eliminating carbonated beverages. She shared that she typically drinks carbonated beverages 3-4 times a week with lunch. He used a demonstration to show eliminating carbonated beverages might work to prevent heartburn. He showed that when you drink water, the stomach fills up. There’s a sphincter that prevents what’s in your stomach from going back up again. When you drink carbonated liquid, the stomach expands, sometimes causing burping. That could lead to acid reflux.

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Dr Oz: Prop Your Bed Up To Prevent Acid Reflux

Another possible remedy for avoiding heartburn, is to sleep on your back, with your upper body elevated on top of a pillow, which obviously isn’t too comfortable. Dr Oz explained that it actually does work, however, because gravity keeps the acid down. He likes to actually raise his entire bed up using books underneath the headboard, to create an incline with your mattress. So your options are to either prop your bed up by just six inches, or sleep on a wedge-shaped pillow.

 

Do you suffer from heartburn? Have you found a solution to ease your symptoms? Do you plan on trying Dr Oz’s advice to see if your symptoms ease up?

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