What are your tried & true tips to prevent indigestion?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
What are your tried & true tips to prevent indigestion?
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Wed, 04-13-2011 - 2:10pm

I was reading an article on Fox News that discusses 5 tips to help prevent indigestion and it got me to wondering, what are your tips?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000

It may sound odd, but I find that chewing gum seems to help keep reflux at bay.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
I don't think that sounds odd at all. Is there a particular brand or flavor that you feel works best for you?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000

I like Extra spearmint flavor, but I think that is more of a taste preference than what works best. Although I have heard that peppermint may not be good for people with reflux.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-07-2007
I prefer spearmint over peppermint myself.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2003

The article mentioned not taking too many antacids. But, I have found that taking them really helps me and my Dr told me to take as many as I need. Of course I was diagnosed with Barretts (pre cancerous esphagus). Ginger ale also helps me. Especially if I've eaten too much. Which I try