A 39-year-old male asked:
heartburn after eating eggs or bacon? i had my gallbladder removed last year is that the cause or my cholesterol
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
Reflux: Fatty foods can decrease the strength of contraction of the lower esophageal spinster(LES).The LES is an area of muscle in the distal esophagus that normally stays contracted to prevent reflux of stomach contents backwards up the esophagus. It usually opens only to let food pass. So eating fatty foods can contribute to GERD and heartburn. When acid reaches the esophagus it irritates it = heartburn
Last updated May 4, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$15 per month
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.