Tips to Prevent GERD

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Here are 10 tips you can try to prevent GERD.
  1. Lose weight. Obesity is the leading cause of GERD, Dr. Vaezi says. …
  2. Avoid foods known to cause reflux. If you’re at risk for GERD, avoid: …
  3. Eat smaller meals. …
  4. Don’t lie down after eating. …
  5. Elevate your bed. …
  6. Review your medications. …
  7. Quit smoking. …
  8. Cut back on alcohol.
  9. Wear loose-fitting clothes
  10. Try a gluten free diet.

If none of these tips seem to work, see your doctor. Medications or surgery for GERD may be recommended.

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