The sudden grabbing pain in the center of your chest, burning and unrelenting - heartburn, was it something you ate?

Each heartburn sufferer has there own individual trigger foods and learning to eliminate these triggers can improve your odds of avoiding the next flare-up.  Common triggers include:

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Tomatoes
  • Garlic and Onions
  • Spicy Foods
  • Peppermint
  • Fatty Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Chocolate
  • Carbonated Beverages

When an attack occurs, make a note of the foods you have recently eaten. Overtime you should see a pattern emerge and learn which foods you should avoid.

Frequent heartburn, also known as reflux, occurs more than twice per week, and could indicate a faulty valve that separates the esophagus from the stomach and should always be treated under the care of a gastroenterologist; overtime, permanent damage can occur to the esophagus, lungs, and teeth.

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