Heartburn Causes

What causes heartburn?

Let’s meet the main culprit, the lower esophageal sphincter. It’s a circular band of muscles at the bottom of your esophagus that acts a valve to the stomach. In some people it doesn’t open and close properly. This allows the acid in your stomach to flow back up into the esophagus. Since it doesn’t have the same protective lining as the stomach, the acid can irritate sensitive tissues, which causes the pain known as heartburn.

What foods can cause heartburn?

Get this; although the actual cause of heartburn is physical, certain types of food are seen as possible heartburn triggers. Let’s take a look.

Foods & Heartburn
Sleep Position and Heartburn

What behaviors can trigger heartburn for some people?

We all have quirky habits. Most of them are harmless. However, there are quite a few that can sometimes cause heartburn. There are ones that we do knowingly, like eating large meals or eating too fast. We do that quite a bit. Then there are the ones we do without thinking about repercussions, like laying down or exercising after eating, which puts pressure on the stomach.


What physical changes can trigger heartburn?

Your own body can act as a trigger and cause the pain of heartburn. It can be anything from pregnancy, anxiety or weak esophageal muscles to obesity.

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