Which of the following strategies should be used by someone experiencing heartburn?

a. Drink liquids an hour before of after meals

b. Eat smaller meals

c. Lie down after eating

d. a and b

Letter "D" is the answer because heartburn occurs when the acidic juice in your stomach backups into the esophagus. While your stomach is coated with a thick mucus to prevent the stomach from being damaged by the acid, your esophagus is not.

Letter "C" is NOT the answer because by lying down after eating, it may allow the acid in your stomach to escape up the esophagus. The sphincter separating the esophagus from the stomach is much looser than other sphincters in the body.