What foods or activities trigger heartburn for you?
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Foods and beverages to avoid
Alcohol: Alcohol can relax the lower esophageal sphincter.
Coffee and orange or other acidic juices are some of the beverages that can worse or trigger
Fatty foods, fried foods, and some acidic foods (oranges, grapefruits,
tomatoes) as well as spicy foods can cause heartburn.
Every person reacts somewhat differently to specific food groups. To track
what foods worsen your symptoms, keep a food journal. In this journal, you
should keep track of what you eat, the time you ate, any activity that worsened
or made the heartburn better, and indicate which days you have heartburn
symptoms. Over time, you will be able to correlate the offending foods with heartburn events.
Print this and take this with you to your next doctor's appointment to
discuss possible causes of heartburn you may be experiencing.