Lifestyle and home remediesBy Mayo Clinic Staff
Making a few lifestyle changes may help control the signs and symptoms of acid reflux caused by a hiatal hernia.
Feb. 03, 2015
- Eat several smaller meals throughout the day rather than a few large meals.
- Avoid foods that trigger heartburn, such as chocolate, onions, spicy foods, citrus fruits and tomato-based foods.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Eat at least two to three hours before bedtime.
- Lose weight if you're overweight or obese.
- Stop smoking.
- Elevate the head of your bed 6 inches (about 15 centimeters).
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