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Heartburn and GERD

Heartburn happens when your stomach acid backs out of your stomach and up into your esophagus. It occurs from these things most commonly:

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Being overweight
  • Overeating at meals where the food pushes out and stretches the stomach and makes acid overflow, out the way it shouldn’t go
  • Eating high-fat meals which take longer to be released from the stomach
  • Lying down soon after eating
  • Certain medications or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.) you might be taking could weaken esophagus contractions, slow stomach emptying, or damage esophagus lining. Do your research on your meds. Continue reading
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