Halt heartburn

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Persistent heartburn can affect your quality of life. Here are a few things to help limit it:

1. Eat small, frequent meals and don’t smoke.

2. Limit your intake of alcohol, chocolates, caffeine, spicy food, fatty red meat, fried foods, citrus, raw onion,tomatoes and peppermint.

3. Watch your weight. Obese people are three times more at risk.

4. Avoid tight clothes around your midriff. It can push stomach acid into the oesophagus.

5.  Elevate your head about15 cm when you sleep.

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