Help need to know. What causes heartburn?

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I am 12 and have recently evry few days have had a minute or so of heartburn. It really hurts and when i have it, it is heart to breathe. Help what is wrong with me? Is it the hydroclhoric acid in my stomach or what? 🙁

The way i understood it :

Acid is normally produced by our body in our stomach to digest the food we eat.

The last time I got heartburn, my doctor said the acid in my stomach was being produced too early before it was time for me to eat.

No food to digest ? It was digesting me !


what causes heartburn? I heard it may be a symptom of a heart attack?

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Heartburn is also called acid reflux. It is caused by acid from the stomach running back up the esophagus. It isn’t a symptom of a heart attack.


What causes a Heartburn and a Hitatal Herna?

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These are health questions.. kindly need help.. please do help.. thanks adios…

Desi_Fly, Both heartburn and a hiatal hernia are related. At the lower end of the esophagus, where it ends to start the upper stomach, the esophagus is surrounded by muscle tissue of the diaphragm. This is called the esophago-gastric junction. When food is in the stomach, this muscle contracts and prevents food and strongly acid stomach juices from flowing back (up) into the esophagus. When the muscle is weak or incompetent in failing to close when the stomach squeezes food, the very acid stomach contents flow up a bit into the esophagus and produce heartburn. Left untreated, over time, the lower part of the esophagus will be inflamed and damaged and more.


Any idea why plain oatmeal would cause the nastiest heartburn?

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I almost never get heartburn. The only food in the world that will consistently give me heartburn every time all the time is oatmeal. I stopped eating it years ago when I found it was the culprit. I even tried it without sugar, cinnamon, or any additives.

Yep, straight up plain oatmeal even only 1/4 of a cup, will give me fierce heartburn.

Why is this? No other food causes this, not one, no meat, fruit or any other grain will cause heartburn.

Thats the same as happens to me sometimes.

But I am beginning to nitice that I only get heartburn after eating oatmean IF my tummy has alot of acid’s.

Because beer and orange juice or any other citric fruit will raise the amount of acid in your stomach. If oatmeal being injested afther period of acidy goods. You def will get heartburn.

The scale of aids in food and body is: Acid – alkaline.
Alkaline being the opposite of acidic.

Keeping the balance is the way to go.
If you balance it. You can eat oatmeal without getting heartburn. too much acidic food will cause pain.

I really suggest you to take a look at the following web page:

http://www.naturalhealthschool.com/acid-alkaline.html

Reg.
Joe.


What causes stomach aches and heartburn after eating?

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Anything from a bite of food to a meal gives me these and i burp. It started a week ago. Any help? thanks

There is probably too much acidity in your digestive system so perhaps an alkaline diet might help.


causes of heartburn in a sixteen year old girl?

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she’s been having heartburn all through the night and sometimes in the day. Usually when laying down and it’s accompanied by nausea in the morning when she starts to move around. Ideas and suggestions?

well with just that bit of info its hard to say. but it could be just food sensitivity. are u a parent looking for something secret?
sounds just like heartburn. when she lays down that would make it worse since the stomach acid has a straight and easy shot up the esophagus to get up there and give here that sensation.

did she try any antacids? rolaids, tums etc? not a prilosec type med, that prevents it from occuring as much, not stop it when it is already happening.

as far as the nausea, well it could be related… stomach acid might maker her feel nauseated cuz its not pleasant tasting or feeling.
or it could not be related at all, just that theres something in her stomach from the nite before that is usetting it.

goto doctor or try the over the counter stuff rolaids tums to see if it relieves it a bit, then a prilosec once a day or so to keep it at bay. but if u gonna give her medicine to take everyday, have a doctor check it out.
and don’t ignore it, it can lead to probs later. like esophageal cancers, ulcers, etc


What causes Heartburn?

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My dad has heartburn and he wants to know what is causing it, can you give me in much detail all the things that could be causing it please.

heartburn is caused by stomach acid traveling up and burning the esophagus (food pipe) this can be caused by lying down after eating food. you should allow 2 hours before lying down.
eating heavy meals can cause it
certain foods such as spicy foods and pepper mint
milk increases the amount of acid produced
being over weight can cause it
bending over at the waist
smoking
eating too fast and not chewing food properly
elevating the bed can stop it happening at night

you can resolve the problem with antacids


What causes heartburn and how can it be prevented?

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Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease.) Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid.

With gravity’s help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, keeps stomach acid in the stomach. The LES is located where the esophagus meets the stomach — below the rib cage and slightly left of center. Normally it opens to allow food into the stomach or to permit belching; then it closes again. But if the LES opens too often or does not close tight enough, stomach acid can reflux, or seep, into the esophagus and cause a burning sensation.

Occasional heartburn isn’t dangerous, but chronic heartburn can indicate serious problems and can develop into gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Heartburn is a daily occurrence for about 10% of Americans and up to 50% of pregnant women. It’s an occasional nuisance for 30% of the population.

What Causes It?
The basic cause of heartburn is an underactive lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, that doesn’t tighten as it should. Two excesses often contribute to this problem: too much food in the stomach (overeating) or too much pressure on the stomach (frequently from obesity or pregnancy). Certain foods commonly relax the LES, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, garlic, onions, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, caffeinated products, and peppermint. Dishes high in fats and oils (animal or vegetable) often lead to heartburn, as do certain medications. Stress increases acid production and can cause heartburn. And smoking, which relaxes the LES and stimulates stomach acid, is a major contributor.


Heartburn relief is what causes my heartburn, Help!!!?

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I was looking online at a lot of heartburn relief remedies that people can make at home and I noticed so many of the foods that are supposed to help, such as banana’s are what actually causes my instant heartburn. When I say instant I mean it literally. Take banana’s . As soon as I start to swallow a bite of one it’s heartburn city right away. Why do you think this is?? I know I should go to a gastroenterologist , which in time I will . But at the moment the thought of a tube with a camera going down my throat and into my stomach isnt exactly my idea of a good time. Any ideas on why banana’s are giving me such horrible acid reflux??
Dairy gives me heartburn too guys, which is why I try to avoid the stuff.

Try taking a tonic of apple cider vinegar (two teaspoons in an 8 ounce glass of water) before meals along with some of the dietary and lifestyle changes mentioned in the reference below as an all natural way to alleviate occasional heartburn symptoms or as a preventative practice.


What causes constant heartburn and can lead to choking and vomiting in your sleep?

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upper GI disorders such as Gastroesophegeal Reflux Disease(GERD) or a hiatal Hernia, ulcers, etc… Get to a doctor for care if you are not responding to over the counter acid reducers such as tums or zantac.


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