When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
Do not drink when you are eating. Instead, drink during the times between meals. Doing this also combats feelings of hunger, since you’re probably thirsty rather than hungry. If you stop drinking during meals, you will notice that your stomach doesn’t bulge and you experience no acid issues. There has never been a better time to lose weight. Obesity can contribute to acid reflux. The pressure against your stomach caused by the extra weight can create heartburn issuues. Just losing a couple of pounds can be of help. Foods rich in sugar often cause increased stomach acids; therefore, you should avoid them whenever possible. Choosing organic fruit or vegetables can help combat this. Probiotic supplements can help out your bowel as well.
Be sure and finish your last meal at least 3 hours before you go to sleep. This will give your stomach enough time to digest while you are awake. If you eat right before you go to bed at night, there is a good chance that you will wake up with heartburn. If you can’t control acid reflux with lifestyle changes, turn to medication. There are items you can buy at the drug store and others your doctor can prescribe you. Talk to your doctor if you are not getting good results with over-the-counter medication. You don’t want to take meds that are someone else’s.