Possible Causes Of Heartburn
Heartburn is an uncomfortable,
burning pain in your chest and
throat. Occasional heartburn
You might feel heartburn after every
meal. You may even experience it
when you haven’t eaten. You might
feel heartburn after every meal. You
may even experience it when you
When heartburn becomes
frequent, it can interfere with
your daily activities and
Heartburn is the result of acid
reflux. Your stomach produces
acid during digestion. When
you eat or drink, the muscles of
the esophagus, which lead
into the stomach, relax.
Certain foods may trigger,
prolong, or intensify heartburn
in people who are sensitive to
them. Food triggers vary from
person to person.
Frequent heartburn is most commonly associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a more serious form of acid reflux. In GERD, the reflux is chronic.
Some prescription and over-the-counter
(OTC) medications may increase acid
reflux or irritate the lining of the
esophagus, causing heartburn. Certain
supplements may also have this effect.
Talk with a healthcare professional
if you have heartburn and suspect
it’s due to medication. They can
help you weigh the benefits of the
drug versus the risks.
If you’re pregnant with multiples
(twins or greater), your chances
of having pregnancy-related
heartburn may be even higher.
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