Acid Reflux

Mar 8, 2022

Acid Reflux AKA heartburn, is a condition that is quite common and happens when stomach acid flows back up into the food pipe, which then causes uncomfortable symptoms such as gas or a bitter taste in the mouth. 

GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, is discovered when acid reflux happens more than twice a week. Moreover, GERD is mostly common in western countries, and affects approximately 20 to 30 percent of the population. 

chronic heartburn may cause serious complications which is exactly the reason why we’ve made a list of things that have a higher chance to cause this condition, along with ways to avoid them! 

Top 5 reasons for acid reflux to happen: 

  1. Smoking

Smoking and acid reflux may come hand in hand with smoking as it increases the production of acid in the stomach. It can also increase the chances of cancer of the esophagus.

  1. Obesity

obesity is one of the common causes of this codition. eating too much food and the higher percentage of body fat can cause acid to back up from the stomach and into the esophagus.

  1. Alcohol 

the consumption of alcohol beverages on a regular basis can cause acid reflux. Some beverages are more than others, for example wine is more acidic than beer. 

  1. Chocolate 

Chocolate contains many acid promoting components. Milk chocolate has a higher chance of creating this symptom. Moreover, the fat in chocolate can even worsen the acid reflux.

  1. Coffee 

Coffee has high amounts of acid and those who intake it frequently are at higher risk of irritating the digestive system which causes acid to back up from the stomach to the esophagus.


These are just a tip of the iceberg of a few reasons why it happens. The best thing to do is to simply lower the intake of the things listed above, or quit them overall.

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