Signs, symptoms, and causes of acid reflux

WebMD explains that one common cause of acid reflux disease is a stomach abnormality called a hiatal hernia. This type of hernia is caused when the upper part of your stomach — the lower esophageal sphincter, which normally keeps acid out of your throat — lets acid in and causes a burning sensation. But GERD can also be caused by:
– Eating large meals
– Lying down after eating or bending over at the waist
– Being overweight or obese
– Eating right before going to sleep
– Consuming foods such as citrus, tomato, chocolate, mint, garlic, onions or spicy or fatty foods
– Drinking alcohol, carbonated drinks, coffee or tea
– Smoking
– Being pregnant
– Taking aspirin, ibuprofen, muscle relaxers or blood pressure medications

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