How to fight heartburn fast: Take a TUMS® antacid.
Don't let heartburn get in the way of the things you love, such as your favorite foods. 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 products go to work in seconds by neutralizing acid on contact.
Other steps you can take to treat heartburn:
Although you may not always be able to prevent heartburn, 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:
Change your sleep position
If you suffer from 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
Did you know 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.
Wear looser clothes
Clothes that fit tightly around your waist can put pressure on the stomach. This pressure can push the stomach acid 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 health.
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 excercises 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.
Eating healthier is always a good idea. Try to avoid high fat foods which can trigger heartburn.
Avoid certain foods
Spicy foods are the most commonly reported food that triggers heartburn, however, food triggers can vary from person to person.