Tips for Avoiding Heartburn

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Many people experience heartburn symptoms. Is it because of the food you ate or how you ate it? Dr. Edward Hill shares some tips in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Was it the onions on your hamburger that kept you up all night with heartburn? Or was it the 30 grams of fat and the fact that you wolfed it down 20 minutes before bedtime?

Sometimes a particular food truly is the culprit for a persons heartburn, but many times its the way we go about eating that really causes our digestive discomfort.

People often mistake the consequences of poor eating habits for a problem with a specific food. The truth is, the number one problem with food is too much food, especially too much fatty food, in a persons diet. While specific food intolerance does exist, many people are able to avoid discomfort simply by changing their eating habits rather than eliminating foods.

Instead of avoiding certain foods or taking medication, its probably wiser to cut back on the large volumes of high fat food. If you do this and stop late-night snacking you just might see a big decrease in your digestive problems.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.