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What causes heartburn

The lower esophageal sphincter is a circular band of muscles at the bottom of our esophagus that acts like valve to the stomach. In some people it does not open and close right this allow stomach acid to flow back into your esophagus. The acid can irritate sensitive tissues which causes the pain known as heartburn.

Foods and behaviors that can cause heartburn.

Greasy fries, carbonated drinks, tomatoes, fried fatty meat, mustard, ketchup, pepper, onions, chocolate. All these can cause heartburn. Food is not the only culprit in heartburn. Eating large meals or eating to fast can cause heartburn. Also some heartburn is caused without thinking like lying down or exercising after eating.

Ways to help with heartburn

Some ways to help with heartburn is to take some tums, zantac, sleep on your left side this will help reduce the pain. Other ways are lay flat on you back at night this will help keep your stomach and throat almost at the same level which help sooth heartburn.