How To Prevent Heartburn

How to Prevent Heartburn

Typical heartburn symptoms can usually be managed with dietary changes and over-the-counter medication, just about experiences these from time to time. But if you've been struggling with the symptoms for some time without finding relief then it may be time to seek heartburn treatment from your Honolulu, HI, gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Buto.


If you experience only casual and mild heartburn symptoms you may be able to prevent them by adjusting what you eat and how often you do so. Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding bad habits like smoking can also help.

But if you are dealing with heartburn more than twice a week or if it's accompanied by chest pain or a chronic cough then you may be dealing with a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.


Heartburn, especially if you experience it regularly, can be a symptom of GERD, a chronic gastrointestinal disorder. GERD can result in serious complications if it is left untreated, but with the help of your doctor and with lifestyle changes it can be managed.

The condition occurs when the lower band of muscles that connect your esophagus with your stomach doesn't work correctly. This causes gastric contents to rise into the esophagus, resulting in heartburn.

There are different factors that can increase your risk of developing the condition, such as being overweight, smoking, anxiety, eating certain foods, as well as eating large meals, and lying down too soon after consuming them.

Heartburn Treatment in Honolulu, HI

Your doctor can help you manage GERD and reduce symptoms like heartburn with the help of medication and changes to your diet and other lifestyle choices. If these alone do not improve your symptoms or if you experience complications related to GERD then your doctor may recommend surgery.

If you experience heartburn regularly and it's affecting your quality of life, then you may need to visit our gastroenterologist. Learn more about your GERD and heartburn treatment options by scheduling a consultation in Honolulu, HI, with Dr. Buto by dialing (808) 524-7676.

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