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Every time i eat spicy foods before playing sports, afterwards, my heart hurts/burn. is this a problem i should be concerned about? i'm a teenager.

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Acid reflux: Eating spicy foods before exercise can increase acid reflux. The acid comes up and causes pain in your stomach or chest. Avoid spicy foods before exercise. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water. If you continue to have trouble, see your doctor.

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