Posted by: mericonpharma | January 10, 2012

What causes acid reflux?


Acid reflux commonly occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not work properly, and allows acid to seep upwards from the stomach to the esophagus. Although we know that a faulty LES is a common cause, we are not sure why it becomes faulty. One of many reasons could be that pressure in the stomach rises higher than the LES can withstand.
Below is a list of foods/drinks that commonly cause irritation and/or heartburn:

  • Alcohol
  • Black pepper
  • Chili and chili powder
  • Citrus fruit, pineapple
  • Coffee
  • Garlic
  • Spicy food
  • Tea
  • Tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato juice, ketchup
  • Vinegar


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