5 PROBABLE FOODS THAT CAN MAKE YOU HAVE HEART BURNS

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Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse when lying down or bending over.

Occasional heartburn is common and no cause for alarm. Most people can manage the discomfort of heartburn on their own with lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications.




Heartburn that is more frequent or interferes with your daily routine may be a symptom of a more serious condition that requires medical care.

Heartburn maybe very worrisome because of the pains or pinch it brings to internal organs. I recently suffered heartburn but there are some certain foods that are links to someone getting heartburn. 

1. Citrus Fruits 
Citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruits, lemon can trigger heart burn. 

According to the founder of the Digestive Center for Women in Chevy Chase, Md. and a gastroenterologist at Georgetown Hospital in Washington, D.C.Robynne Chuktan, MD, the aforementioned fruits are very acidic and more likely to cause heartburn as result of their nature when consumed on an empty stomach.

Consume citrus fruits once in a while. 

2. High-fat foods
Foods such as avocados, cheese, nuts, meats can trigger heartburn. 

However, studies have shown that there are two ways high-fat foods can trigger heartburn.

First, they may relax the lower esophageal sphincter, the muscle that acts as a barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. When this muscle relaxes, stomach acid can escape from the stomach into the esophagus and cause heartburn.

Second, high-fat foods stimulate the release of the hormone cholecystokinin (CCK). This hormone may also relax the lower esophageal sphincter and cause acid reflux.

Eat less fatty foods

3. Spicy Food 
Recent studies have shown that spicy foods often contain a compound called capsaicin, which may slow the rate of digestion.

And when this happens, foods are likely to sit in the stomach longer than usual, which is a risk factor for heartburn.

A study showed that consuming chili that contained chili powder slowed the rate of digestion. In addition, spicy foods may irritate an already inflamed esophagus, and this can worsen heartburn symptoms.

Consume less spicy foods. 

4. Onions
Though onions have some fantastic health benefits but studies have shown that it is a common trigger for heartburn, especially when it is consumed raw.

And this is because it relaxes the lower esophageal sphincter, which may cause acid reflux and symptoms of heartburn.

Recent studies have also shown that onions are a rich source of fermentable fiber, which may cause belching; and belching can aggravate acid reflux symptoms.

Consume cooked onions.

5. Milk
Although milk is commonly consumed to treat heartburn, but studies have shown that drinking whole milk may actually cause symptoms, instead of relief.

A recent research suggests that whole milk may increase stomach acid production, which is a risk factor for heartburn.

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