Health Hint

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint helps you deal with heartburn. 

First it’s rodeo time, then March Madness. All those turkey legs and chicken wings could lead to heartburn. Try your best to eat in moderation – choose either nachos or wings but not both – and avoid foods altogether that you know cause heartburn. You can also wear loose-fitting clothes and take and an over-the-counter antacid for relief. And as tempting as it may be, don’t lie down after a meal, that makes it easier for stomach acid to move into the esophagus and cause heartburn.

Dr. Wagar Qureshi, associate professor of medicine and chief of endoscopy