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14 Home Remedies for Heartburn

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Watch what you drink

Alcohol can irritate your stomach.
Alcohol can irritate your stomach.
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The caffeine in coffee relaxes the esophageal sphincter, which can lead to reflux. But even decaffeinated coffee may cause reflux problems: Research suggests the oils contained in both regular and decaffeinated coffee may play a role in heartburn. Experiment to see if cutting your coffee intake lessens your heartburn.

Alcohol can relax the sphincter and irritate the stomach, too, which can lead to reflux.  

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Additionally, slow down on soda. The carbon dioxide in soda pop and other bubbly drinks can cause stomach distention, which can push the contents of the stomach up into the esophagus.

 

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