10 Tips to Alleviate Acid Reflux

Follow these tips to minimize the pain and discomfort associated with GERD, also called acid reflux or heartburn.

Limit beverages during meals, Heartburn, Food Cures

Limit beverages during meals.


If you suffer from GERD, limit your fluid intake with meals. Liquids add to the volume of food in your stomach and increases stomach distension. A full belly puts more pressure on the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), the muscle that normally prevents food from moving back up into your esophagus, and thus adds to your risk of reflux. To minimize stomach volume, take small sips of water while you eat, and try to drink mostly between rather than during meals.