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What are d causes of constant stomach acidity in teenagers?How can I prevent it?
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
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In brief: Many
Like other adults, teens who eat spicy or fatty foods, are obese, who are under stress, or who use alcohol are at higher risk for gastritis ("stomach acid").
Weight loss if necessary and avoidance of other risk factors is important. Ulcers are much more rare in teens than in older adults. Occasional antacid use is safe, but any teen who chronically has symptoms should see a pcp.

In brief: Many
Like other adults, teens who eat spicy or fatty foods, are obese, who are under stress, or who use alcohol are at higher risk for gastritis ("stomach acid").
Weight loss if necessary and avoidance of other risk factors is important. Ulcers are much more rare in teens than in older adults. Occasional antacid use is safe, but any teen who chronically has symptoms should see a pcp.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
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Dr. Timothy Ashley
Avoid spicy foods, avoid alcohol, avoid coffee and tea. Exercise, including regular walking, can be helpful. If it's only once in a while, an antacid like TUMS can be useful, but if it's all the time you really should be checked out in person.
Dr. Aamir Siddiqi
Family Medicine
In brief: Heartburn
If it is pain and burning in the upper part of abdomen, just in the area of where the rib cage meet the sternum, it is most likely reflux diseases, however ulcer or other more serious disorders cannot be ruled out.
The cause could be a leaky valve, increase stress may increase acid and certain foods like chocolate or coffee may increase this. It is constant it needs to be check out.

In brief: Heartburn
If it is pain and burning in the upper part of abdomen, just in the area of where the rib cage meet the sternum, it is most likely reflux diseases, however ulcer or other more serious disorders cannot be ruled out.
The cause could be a leaky valve, increase stress may increase acid and certain foods like chocolate or coffee may increase this. It is constant it needs to be check out.
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