How come I get heartburn?

Acid. The acid from your stomach irritates your esophagus (the tube that goes from your stomach to your throat) this can cause heartburn and chest pain. The stomach has a special lining that protects it unless there is an ulcer.
Different causes. Heartburn can be triggered by caffeine (coffee, tea, soda, chocolate), alcohol, tobacco, mints, citrus foods and sometimes spicy food. It can also occur by laying down too soon after eating. Monitor your intake to identify triggers & then avoid/limit them. Stay upright for about 2 hrs after eating. Talk with your doctor about treatment options too.

Related Questions

How come I get heartburn/acid reflux later at night?

Sleep apnea. Acid reflux can be caused by sleep apnea so this is one of the reasons thatyou are more aware of it durign the night. If you snore and feel tired during the daytime, are overweigh or wake up gasping for breath t you may have sleep apnea and not know it. Talk to your doctor about this. It may help you and save your life. Read more...

How come I always get heartburn after hiccups?

See below. These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. You should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. Read more...
The diaphragm is. in spasm with hiccups. This can allow acid from the stomach refluxes or splashes up into the esophagus (and sometimes the mouth or throat). Read more...