NSAIDs including aspirin and ibuprofen irritate the esophagus causing heartburn thus increasing the severity of GERD or contributing to...
Heartburn causes include both lifestyle choices and medical conditions.
For most people, lifestyle changes of diet and exercise will prevent heartburn. Simple changes like avoiding food and drink that trigger heartburn may be all that’s needed. Others with medical conditions may require heartburn medications or even surgery for correcting physical abnormalities like a hiatal hernia.
Our bodies are all different and we respond differently to both traditional causes of heartburn and to the treatment of heartburn as well. Sun Tzu said it best…
Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories. ~ Sun Tzu
You must understand how your body works, your physical condition, and how your body responds to food and life situations. This knowledge is necessary for preventing heartburn. Check out How To Treat Heartburn’s latest articles on heartburn causes and learn of the different conditions and issues that lead to heartburn.
NOTE: Occasional heartburn is normal and can be managed with lifestyle changes, over-the-counter heartburn medication, and natural heartburn remedies. Visit your doctor if you have chronic heartburn. It’s a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and should not to be taken lightly.