Key Management/Preventative Strategies For GERD

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Key management/preventative strategies for GERD (Mayo clinical staff, 2014)
I. Trying to lose weight,
II. Avoiding to wear tight-fitted clothing,
III. avoiding some foods and drinks which cause heartburn, such as, sugars, chocolates, citrus products, fatty foods, caffeine, alcohol and tomato products
IV trying to avoid lying down after a meal, eat smaller food, because of heartburn is most frequently happened within an hour of Eating, especially after having a big meal.
V. Avoiding doing some activities which include bending over, straining and lifting heavy objects, those of activities may increase Intra-abdominal pressure.
VI. elevating the head of bed, decrease frequency of smoking.
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