Studies have shown that heartburn happens when gastric acid supports the esophagus, the long muscle tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Under normal circumstances, stomach acid cannot escape into the esophagus due to a barrier called the lower esophageal sphincter. The lower esophageal sphincter is a circular muscle that naturally remains closed and opens only when swallowing or burring. This is not the case for people with acid reflux, because the muscles often become weak. Therefore, people with acid reflux often have heartburn as one of the causes.
However, doctors say that if you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is also important to note that you can get GERD without heartburn.
However, certain factors known to cause heartburn include pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol and certain drugs.
These are some foods that cause heartburn.
1. Citrus Fruits
Ironically, oranges, grapefruits and orange juice are classic heartburn foods. According to Dr. Robin Chuktan, the founder of the Chevrolet Chase Women’s Digestive Center in Maryland and a gastroenterologist at Georgetown Hospital in Washington.
The above-mentioned fruits are highly acidic. In terms of their nature, they are more likely to cause heartburn when eaten on an empty stomach.
2. High-fat foods
However, studies have shown that high-fat foods can cause heartburn in two ways. Relax the lower esophageal sphincter, which is the barrier between the esophagus and the stomach. When this muscle relaxes, stomach acid escapes into the esophagus and causes heartburn. Second, high-fat foods can stimulate gastric emptying.
3. Spicy foodsRecent studies have shown that spicy foods usually contain a compound called capsaicin, which slows down digestion.
In this case, the food stays in the stomach longer than usual, which is a risk factor for heartburn.
A study found that eating chili powder together with chili powder slows digestion. In addition, spicy food can irritate the already inflamed esophagus and worsen the symptoms of heartburn. Therefore, despite this, it is recommended to reduce the consumption of spicy food.
Although the health benefits of onions are priceless, studies have shown that onions are a common cause of heartburn, especially when raw onions are consumed, which relax the lower esophageal sphincter. May cause acid reflux. And symptoms of heartburn.
Recent studies have also shown that onions are a large source of fermentable fiber, which can cause ps.
Although milk is usually consumed to treat heartburn, studies have shown that consumption of whole milk can actually cause symptoms rather than relieve symptoms. In fact, recent studies have shown that whole milk may increase the production of stomach acid, which is a risk factor for heartburn.
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