Heartburn is caused due to stomach acid spilling into the esophagus and irritating the unprotected lining of the esophagus. There are quite a few causes of the problem, and the treatment has to be an integrated approach. As the problem involves the digestive system, eating habits are the major cause of Heartburn.
Avoid eating foods that cause excessive stomach acid. These foods include chocolate, mint products and tomatoes. Avoid using oil or fat in cooking, such as frying. You can cook by baking, boiling, grilling or broiling. Avoid eating large portions and consuming too much food. Take plenty of water, eat slowly and chew your food well.
Avoid getting into bed until 2 hours after you have eaten. During this time, try to maintain a vertical torso. When you sleep, raise your head from 4 to 6 inches. As it increases mobility and helps empty the stomach faster, you should try to sleep on your left side.
Reduce stress, get regular exercise and quit smoking. Heartburn can be caused by exercising after eating. Heartburn can be caused by tight clothes, constant bending, abdominal exercises, excessive fat around the abdomen, lying face down, and other things that put pressure on your stomach. Let me tell you one more thing that you can try the lemon juice as well. The lemon juice is certainly quite good for removing the acid contents from the stomach. It is also quite effective in digesting the food inside the stomach.