Heartburn Causes

What causes acid to back up in your esophagus? Most people think it’s just food, but there could be other reasons. Click on the links below to learn about what else may lead to heartburn.

What Causes Heartburn?

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Behaviors

Sometimes it’s everyday habits that can lead to heartburn, from your exercise habits to the clothes you wear.

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Food

It’s not just spicy foods that bring on heartburn—caffeine, peppermint, and chocolate all can cause discomfort.

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Pregnancy

Hormonal changes, plus added pressure on your stomach, can trigger heartburn.

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Behaviors

Sometimes it’s everyday habits that can lead to heartburn, from your exercise habits to the clothes you wear.

Chocolate Icon

Food

It’s not just spicy foods that bring on heartburn—caffeine, peppermint, and chocolate all can cause discomfort.

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Pregnancy

Hormonal changes, plus added pressure on your stomach, can trigger heartburn.

 

 

Learn More About Heartburn

Explore these sections for more about identifying and treating heartburn.

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