Heartburn and indigestion can tend to have similar triggers.

Heartburn and indigestion can tend to have similar triggers.
1)The way you eat
Eating large meals can cause your stomach to produce too much acid. Physically ‘overfilling’ the stomach can also create pressure and cause acid to escape.
Eating irregularly or too quickly can mean that acid levels in the stomachdon’t have time to regulate.
Eating on the run or just before bedtime can make it easier for acid to escape back up into the oesophagus (food pipe).
2)The Types of Foods you eat
Fatty foods tend to stay in your stomach for longer because fats are slower to digest.
Foods such as chocolate and mint may have a relaxant effect on the sphincter (ring of muscle) at the entrance to the stomach enabling acid to escape back up.
Spicy foods, onions and tomato products.
3)The Types of Drinks You Drink
Caffeinated drinks and alcohol tend to increase acidity in your stomach.
Very hot drinks and citrus juices may also be trigger
4)Stress.
5)Some medicines, such as those for heart problems, asthma and high blood pressure.
6)Being overweight.
7)Wearing tight clothes which can put pressure on your stomach.
8)Smoking can encourage acid production and cause the sphincter to relax.

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