When life brings heartburn, bring on TUMS® antacid.
Don't let heartburn get in the way of the things you love, such as your favorite foods and everyday activities. With TUMS antacid, you can beat heartburn fast and get relief so you can get on with your day. Nothing works faster than TUMS antacid to relieve your heartburn symptoms. Unlike some heartburn medicines, which are absorbed in the bloodstream in order to work and can take hours or days to fully work, TUMS antacid travels directly to the source of the heartburn. TUMS antacid tablets go to work in seconds, dissolving easily and neutralizing acid on contact for fast relief.
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The longer an antacid like TUMS antacid can stay in your stomach, the longer it works. So having some food in your stomach is recommended when using TUMS antacid to fight heartburn.
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Other steps you can take to fight heartburn:
Although you may not always be able to prevent heartburn from happening, there are things you can do to lower your chances of triggering it. Here are some lifestyle changes you can try to help decrease the frequency of heartburn:
If you suffer heartburn symptoms at night, sleeping with your head slightly raised may help. When your head and chest are elevated higher than your stomach, it can help reduce the risk of stomach acid flowing up into your esophagus.
Maintain a healthy weight
The more overweight you are the more likely you are to suffer from heartburn. Extra pounds can put pressure on your stomach, causing acid to back up into your esophagus. Talk to your doctor about a healthy weight-loss plan that's right for you.
How much stress you are under can have a big impact on heartburn severity. It is frequently reported as causing heartburn or making it worse.
Eat smaller meals
Instead of three big meals, try eating smaller meals more frequently throughout the day.
Don't go to bed on a full stomach
It's important to let your food digest 2-3 hours before going to bed or lying down.
Wear looser clothes
Clothes that fit tightly around your waist can put pressure on the stomach. This pressure can push the stomach contents up into the esophagus. So take it down a notch. Loosen that belt and avoid tight fitting clothing whenever possible.
Smoking is a well-known trigger for heartburn. The nicotine and other chemicals in cigarettes can relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) as they enter the body. Quitting, or at least cutting back, can help with your heartburn symptoms and improve your overall heath.
Exercises like sit-ups and crunches can increase pressure on your stomach. This pressure can push the acid in your stomach up into the esophagus and trigger heartburn pain. Activities like running cause you to bounce or jiggle and might also increase your risk. Try calmer activities like walking and talk to a personal trainer for exercises that are less likely to trigger your heartburn. Also, it is important that you don’t exercise right after a meal, as this is a common trigger for heartburn.
Avoid certain foods
Spicy foods are the most commonly reported food that triggers heartburn.
Eating healthier is always a good idea. Try to avoid high fat foods.