Causes of heartburn and acid reflux
certain food and drink – such as coffee, tomatoes, alcohol, chocolate, and fatty or spicy foods.
stress and anxiety.
some medicines, such as anti-inflammatory painkillers (like ibuprofen)
What are the main causes of heartburn?
The most common cause is food that's acidic or high in fat—like citrus fruits, tomatoes, onions, chocolate, coffee, cheese, and peppermint. Spicy foods or large meals can also be the root of distress. Other sources of heartburn include aspirin or ibuprofen, as well as some sedatives and blood pressure medications.
How does heartburn affect the body?
Even though heartburn is common, it can sometimes lead to more serious health problems. Severe, chronic heartburn has been linked to inflammation and narrowing of the esophagus, respiratory problems, chronic cough, GERD, and Barrett's esophagus, which may lead to esophageal cancer.
What gets rid of heartburn fast?
We'll go over some quick tips to get rid of heartburn, including
wearing loose clothing.
standing up straight.
elevating your upper body.
mixing baking soda with water.
taking licorice supplements.
sipping apple cider vinegar.
chewing gum to help dilute acid
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