Dr. Oz's Best Advice for Beating Heartburn
Heartburn can strike at any time and can decrease your overall quality of life. The good news: You can tame the burn by taking these simple steps.
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Commit to Quitting Smoking
If you're a smoker, here's another good reason to quit. Smoking inhibits the production of saliva, which is alkaline and helps neutralize stomach acid. Smoking also causes the muscle between the esophagus and the stomach (lower esophagus sphincter or LES) to relax, which allows stomach acid to rise back into the esophagus—causing heartburn. (Check out this advice on breaking bad habits.