WebMD's guide to the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). The following tips may help relieve your heartburn: Eat smaller meals more frequently and avoid drinking while eating.
Stand up Your posture might be contributing to heartburn, so if you’re sitting or lying down, try standing up. These symptoms are sometimes referred to as laryngeal pharyngeal reflux (LPR).
A person can avoid the types of foods and beverages that are known to cause acid reflux. If you have GERD, you may sometimes feel tightness in your chest, but this is not the same as having heart palpitations.
Aspiration is more likely to occur at night because that is when the processes (mechanisms) that protect against reflux are not active and the coughing reflex that protects the lungs also is not active. Undigested food moves from the small intestine to the colon, where it’s worked on by harmless bacteria.