All About Acid Reflux or GERD

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid goes up the esophagus, causing heartburn.

what could be the triggers?  living with obesity being pregnant living with a connective tissue disorder smoking frequently eating large meal

consistently lying down or going to sleep shortly after eating eating a lot of certain types of foods, like deep-fried or tomato product drinking certain types of beverages, like soda, coffee, or alcohol using an abundance of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like aspirin or ibuprofen

gERD-triggering foods and beverages  high-fat foods (like fried foods and fast foods) citrus fruits and juice tomatos and tomato sauce onion mint coffee soda

symptoms of GERD include: nausea chest pain pain when swallowing difficulty swallowing chronic cough a hoarse voice bad breath

GERD treatment option maintaining a moderate weight, if applicable quitting smoking, if you smoke avoiding big, heavy meals in the evening waiting a few hours after eating to lie down elevating your head during sleep (by raising the head of your bed 6-8 inches)