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How come I get heartburn?
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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