If you’re already prone to stomach pain or chest pain after eating, lying down right after will only intensify it. There is also some evidence that sleeping on your left side instead of your back can further reduce uncomfortable symptoms.
Obviously this doesn’t apply to all sufferers, but if you know you’re overweight then you should also know that excess stomach fat can constrict around the stomach, forcing acid upwards into the throat.
You may not experience total relief from your symptoms simply by slimming down, but it’s a surefire way to reduce them, and to improve your overall health to boot.
Everyone knows that cigarettes pose a hazard to your health, inviting a legion of dangerous and even deadly diseases including lung cancer, mouth cancer, and emphysema.
But smoking can also worsen acid reflux by weakening the muscle that helps your stomach contain acid. If you didn’t already have enough good reasons to quit, consider this one more.