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Stomach-soothing steps for heartburn

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic heartburn, usually caused by a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Many simple self-help steps can keep GERD in check, including changing your eating and sleeping habits and losing weight. When self-help fails, the most effective and long-lasting solution is a class of medications called a proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). PPIs are now available over-the-counter.
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