15 Most Common Causes for Heartburn and How to Avoid It

15 Most Common Causes for Heartburn and How to Avoid It

Has this ever happened to you: You wake up in the middle of the night because of chest pain and the sudden urge to vomit. You think it was just because of a bad dream, so you go back to sleep. Then, it happened again after a week, and then again the next week after that.

This is when you realize it must be heartburn.

Before you panic and despite its name, you should know that this condition has nothing to do with your heart. In fact, the causes of heartburn might even surprise you.

Check out these 15 common heartburn causes and find out the different preventive techniques you can do to stop this condition from ruining your sleep – and your life.

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Find Out Whether You Need GERD Surgery – Pros and Cons

Find Out Whether You Need GERD Surgery – Pros and Cons

It happens one night. You wake up in the middle of the night with a choking feeling and burning chest pain. You thought it was the steak and potatoes you had that night, so you vowed to keep it light from then on. Then it happened again, and for the next few weeks you suffer from acid reflux, which eventually lasts for months.

You may think you have a simple case of acid reflux; however, it could be GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, which could be treated by GERD surgery.

If you’re like most people, you are probably asking yourself the following questions: What is GERD? How does it differ from acid reflux? What are the treatments available for this condition? Should you decide to go for a surgical procedure, and if so, what are the risks and benefits that come with it?

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Exercise-Induced Acid Reflux: 5 Reasons Something So Good Can Be So Bad

Exercise-Induced Acid Reflux: 5 Reasons Something So Good Can Be So Bad

Exercise is supposed to be good for you, but sometimes it can bring negative health effects. Exercise-induced acid reflux is one such effect.

Have you have experienced heartburn or a sharp pain in the chest during exercise? If yes, then there is a high chance that you were experiencing exercise-induced acid reflux. Many people experience it, but choose to ignore it. However, exercise induced acid reflux is something you should not ignore.

This article will walk you through the reasons why exercise induces acid reflux. It will also discuss the symptoms, how doctors diagnose it and the possible treatment options. Don’t miss the part about ways to avoid exercise-induced acid reflux at the end, too.

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GERD: 9 Facts You Need to Prevent Acid Reflux Complications

GERD: 9 Facts You Need to Prevent Acid Reflux Complications

You may think it was just heartburn due to a burning sensation in your chest area, which you may notice usually happens after you eat, during or after you work out, or when you lie down at night. Apparently, you are one of the 60 million Americans who experience this issue.

It could just be heartburn; however, if you experience heartburn at least twice a week on a regular basis, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD – and that means you need to see a doctor.

Understanding GERD: Why You Should Never Ignore This Condition

When you eat, food passes down from your mouth to throat and down to your esophagus until it reaches the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter or LES facilitates the passage of food and remains tightly closed, except when you swallow food. If the LES fails to close, the acid contents from your stomach will travel all the way up to the esophagus and cause the following symptoms:

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