Top 20 list of the most common causes of acid reflux that lead to GERD. The following causations weaken the closure of the LES allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus.
Obesity is the leading cause of GERD symptoms. Weight gain increases the risk of GERD, including those whose weight is considered to be in a normal range.
Augmenting estrogen and progesterone through hormone replacement therapy (HRT) causes heartburn and acid reflux leading to increased risk of GERD symptoms.
These 11 steps to heartburn prevention can reduce or even eliminate the need for natural heartburn remedies, over-the-counter (OTC) heartburn medication, or prescription heartburn medication.