Acid rising from the stomach can cause heartburn, which is described as a burning sensation in the chest or neck. This condition is also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease and acid reflux (GERD). Medical professionals have discovered additional causes of heartburn, including the following:
1. You consume an excessive amount of food. The oesophagus is the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. When you eat too much, your stomach expands and becomes distended. Because the muscle connecting your esophagus and stomach is unable to fully contract, it is powerless to prevent food and liquid from traveling backwards into your trachea or sternum. Please stop eating when you reach the point where you feel full.
2. You have poor eating habits — It is not always the foods we eat that cause heartburn, but rather the way we eat. Some people develop bad habits, such as eating too quickly while lying down to eat or eating too close to bedtime. You can avoid this by eating normally and waiting at least two to three hours after your meal is finished before going to bed.
3. Being overweight or obese – Overweight people are more likely than normal weight people to suffer from heartburn and acid reflux. If you believe that your weight is causing your heartburn, you should work to maintain a healthy weight.
4. Current medications You may be experiencing heartburn as a side effect of the prescription and over-the-counter medications you’re currently taking. Some medications used to treat conditions such as asthma, depression, high blood pressure, arthritis, cancer, insomnia, and others can cause heartburn.