Q: How can you prevent GERD?

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GERD prevention starts with eating small meals, raising the head of your bed, and wearing loose clothing around your waist. These home remedies will help prevent acid reflux. Also help prevent GERD by reducing your risk factors. Prevention for GERD may include:

  • Losing excess weight

  • Not smoking

  • Not drinking alcohol to excess

  • Cutting back on caffeinated drinks

  • Avoiding GERD trigger foods

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  2. Lifestyle Guidelines for the Treatment of GERD. Cleveland Clinic.