Health Hint: Heartburn

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. ‘Tis the season for lots of eating, so this month’s Health Hint focuses on heartburn.

It’s common to have heartburn after a large, fatty meal. While it’s tempting to lay down after a large meal, this could make the heartburn worse. Instead, go for a brief walk to help digest the meal. Watching your diet, maintaining a healthy weight and certain medications can help. However, regular heartburn, regurgitation or difficulty swallowing can be a symptom of something more serious.”

Dr. Brandon Smaglo, assistant professor of internal medicine

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