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What factors add to heartburn?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Many contributors

There are many factors which can lead to heartburn.
Problems with swallowing from medical conditions, diet (fatty, spicy, greasy foods, caffeine, tomato based foods, or citrus fruits or juices). Weight gain appears to be the fastest growing problem leading to increasing gerd and heartburn.

In brief: Many contributors

There are many factors which can lead to heartburn.
Problems with swallowing from medical conditions, diet (fatty, spicy, greasy foods, caffeine, tomato based foods, or citrus fruits or juices). Weight gain appears to be the fastest growing problem leading to increasing gerd and heartburn.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Deepak Patel
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A lot

First, diet.
What you eat affects your system. Stay away from sour tasting food. Second, stress. There are actually certain nerves that send signals to your stomach to increase acid when you under chronic stress. Then it could be how you sleep. Consider a higher pillow. You may have a weak diaphragm (separates lungs from abdomen) that lets acid go up close to heart. Finally consider genetics.

In brief: A lot

First, diet.
What you eat affects your system. Stay away from sour tasting food. Second, stress. There are actually certain nerves that send signals to your stomach to increase acid when you under chronic stress. Then it could be how you sleep. Consider a higher pillow. You may have a weak diaphragm (separates lungs from abdomen) that lets acid go up close to heart. Finally consider genetics.
Dr. Deepak Patel
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