We’ve got your back with tips and a video you can share on your practice’s social media and website.
Here’s our practical guidance for patients on how to make reflux less problematic:
- 1. Take over-the-counter medicines: Antacids or H2 blockers can help, but if you’re on a proton pump inhibitor (PPI), taking an additional PPI won’t be effective or work more quickly.
- 2. Pace yourself: Eat smaller meals, spread them out throughout the day and don’t eat too late.
- 3. Secrets for good sleep: After a big meal, it might help to sleep on your left side and raise your head with a few extra pillows or bricks under the bed.
- 4. Get moving: Go for a walk, take a mint or, even though it’s not proper, belch a few times after a big meal!
Share these tips, AGA patient education on GERD, and the video below on your practice website or social media channels and tag @AmerGastroAssn.