Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

There are things you can try at home that may help ease your symptoms, such as:

  • Change your eating habits. Try eating smaller, more-frequent meals. Be sure to cut your food into smaller pieces, and eat at a slower pace.
  • Try foods with different textures to see if certain ones cause you more trouble. Thin liquids, such as coffee and juice, are a problem for some people. And sticky foods, such as peanut butter or caramel, can make swallowing difficult.
  • Avoid alcohol, tobacco and caffeine, because these can make heartburn worse.
Oct. 21, 2011