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How to find heartburn relief

Heartburn relief is best served fast and effective! Those who suffer from heartburn – whether it's occasional or chronic – know that it's painful, annoying and tough to ignore. More and more people are suffering from chronic heartburn due to poor diet, lack of exercise, and poor sleeping habits.

The easiest way to find relief of heartburn is to look at your lifestyle. Many doctors recommend adjusting your diet plan before you bother trying prescription heartburn medication. The most important thing to consider when you have a problem with heartburn (or acid reflux) is to limit the foods that have the potential to irritate your system.

What food causes heartburn?

Acidic foods such as citrus fruit can aggravate indigestion and heartburn, as can many dairy products such as sour cream or cottage cheese. Alcohol is another thing to avoid, as are most salad dressings and anything spicy. You may find that some foods bother you more than others, while you're able to get away with eating some things that would bother another heartburn sufferer. You should keep a food journal to record what you can and can't eat.

In general, try to avoid these foods:

  • French fries
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Ground beef
  • Fried chicken
  • Chicken wings
  • Sour cream
  • Ice cream
  • Cottage cheese
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Pasta with tomato sauce
  • Salad dressing
  • Chocolate
  • Potato chips
  • Orange juice
  • Lemonaid
  • Tomato juice
  • Liquor
  • Wine
  • Coffee
  • Tea

Heartburn Treatment

For some people, chronic heartburn isn't something they can fix with simple lifestyle changes. For these people there are medications that can be taken regularly to help not only alleviate but avoid heartburn altogether.

It's important that you take your heartburn medication properly in order to get the full benefit. You should take your medication regularly and not just when you're experiencing the symptoms of heartburn. This can actually save you the hassle of relieving heartburn by keeping it at bay.

Some heartburn medications need to be taken several times during the day, and should be taken at the same time each day.

Taking your medication properly will help heal the damage caused by chronic heartburn and prevent recurrence.

Avapro and Heartburn

Avapro is a commonly prescribed medication for diabetics suffering from high blood pressure. While it can be incredibly effective in helping diabetics maintain daily health, heartburn is a common side effect of the medication.

If you're taking Avapro and you experience heartburn, it's important not to simply assume that the medication is causing it. You should consult your doctor to see if there is any connection and to find out how you should alter your use to control side effects. Your doctor can also help you treat your heartburn.

Ranitidine

As heartburn and acid reflux affect more people, doctors are continually searching for fast and effective treatment. The effectiveness of Ranitidine on heartburn has continually been positive in clinical studies. The medication significantly lessens the pain of a heartburn attack, and can contribute to the treatment of chronic heartburn or acid reflux disease.

As with any medication, you should discuss your situation with your doctor and evaluate how you will react.

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