Sometime it takes walking in someone’s shoes to fully understand what they are going through. I treated heartburn AKA acid reflux for years without knowing what the sufferers were going through.
That changed with my first pregnancy. I suffered from heartburn so bad that I lived on bland foods and Tums for half of my pregnancy.
It is far better to prevent heartburn by avoiding the common triggers than hoping for a cure. What do you think?
Here is a nifty list of heartburn triggers:
1. Spicy foods
5. Laying down right after a heavy meal
6. Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen
8. Acidic foods like tomatoes
9. Carbonated drinks (soda)
10. Juices containing citric acid – orange juice, lemonade
Be sure to have Tums or Zantac in your medicine cabinet as backup for the unpreventable heartburn.