Many people deal with pain and discomfort that comes with experiencing chronic heartburn every single day. This is something that is very hard to remedy for as there is a simple solution(better eating habits), food is a huge part of the American culture and is truly surrounded every day no matter where we are. However, just knowing which of your bad eating habits may be causing your heartburn is a great way to stop these symptoms from occurring as often as they have in the past. Below discover some of the main eating habits you have that are leading to your heartburn:
Eating Very Large Meals
When you eat a very large meal without stopping to recognize that you are full, the stomach will stretch. When this happens stomach acid is able to move, causing you to feel pain or discomfort in your chest and esophagus. To remedy this, we at West Gastroenterology suggest that you slow down when eating a larger meal, or swap out 3 large meals a day for several small ones.
Eating Very Late at Night
Eating late at night is bad for you for a number of reasons. However, if you are in the habit of doing this, it could be the cause for your chronic heartburn. It is recommended that you eat your last meal of the day 2-3 hours before you go to bed.
Eating Very Fatty Foods
Foods that are heavy in fat content simply stay in the stomach longer and therefore produce more stomach acid and tend to irritate the digestive system in general which, you guessed it, caused heartburn.
Other very well-known triggers of heartburn are spicy foods, coffee, tomatoes, red wine, citrus fruits and soda. Avoid these foods and drinks, along with the habits listed above and gain relief from your heartburn at last.