By: Larry Studt, M.D., Occupational Health & Medicine Program, Sacred Heart and St. Joseph Hospitals
We've all gone through it. You go to the all-you-can-eat taco bar, and about a half-hour later, you feel like you have a three-alarm fire burning in your stomach. Occasional heartburn is common and usually isn't anything to worry about. However, you should talk to your doctor about persistent or severe heartburn because this could be the symptom of a more serious problem.
While over-the-counter heartburn medications are generally safe for most people, you should always check with your doctor before taking any medication.
There are some simple tips to help reduce heartburn. These include:
Watching what – and when – you eat can help improve your heartburn symptoms. If you're still not feeling relief, be sure to talk with your doctor.
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