Heartburn is something that affects millions of people around the country. Tobacco use, pregnancy, fatty meals, coffee, soda and certain spices can tend to have a negative consequences in individuals that suffer from heartburn symptoms. Some things that can be done at home to help with these symptoms include weight loss, quitting smoking, smaller and more frequent meals, not laying down within 3 hours of eating and elevating the head of your bed 6-8 inches. There are also medications to aid in this problem as well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if these options are right for you.