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Can certain food and drinks cause indigestion?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
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In brief: Indigestion

Of course they can but this tends to be person-specific rather than a generality.
There are many food types, for example, that can cause gastric reflux due to specific food properties that change the pressure of the gastric-esophageal sphincter: coffee, chocolate, pepper, cumin, and mint. The latter is why the after dinner mint is a popular condiment to allow for easier burping after a large meal.

In brief: Indigestion

Of course they can but this tends to be person-specific rather than a generality.
There are many food types, for example, that can cause gastric reflux due to specific food properties that change the pressure of the gastric-esophageal sphincter: coffee, chocolate, pepper, cumin, and mint. The latter is why the after dinner mint is a popular condiment to allow for easier burping after a large meal.
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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Caffeine can irritate the stomach.
It is found in coffee, tea, soda and chocolate. Alcohol is an irritant to the stomach as well. Nsaids- medication such as alleve, naprosyn, (naproxen) Ibuprofen and advil also irritate the stomach. Some people dont tolerate juices that are acidic. Fatty foods also cause indigestion because they increase the production of stomach acid.

In brief: Yes

Caffeine can irritate the stomach.
It is found in coffee, tea, soda and chocolate. Alcohol is an irritant to the stomach as well. Nsaids- medication such as alleve, naprosyn, (naproxen) Ibuprofen and advil also irritate the stomach. Some people dont tolerate juices that are acidic. Fatty foods also cause indigestion because they increase the production of stomach acid.
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