Heartburn is one of the most common illness nowadays. Almost every individual must have suffered from heartburn that causes burning sensation in throat and chest. It is also accompanied by a slightly nasty taste in mouth.
Fatty and spicy foods are mainly responsible for heartburn and its symptoms include dry cough, sour liquid or regurgitating food, difficulty in swallowing and sore throat. This disease must be treated timely in order to avoid any negative impact on your health.
Here are 5 things that are accountable for worsening or triggering your heartburn. Try to avoid these things if you are suffering from heartburn.
1. Two much drinking at night
If you are in a habit of drinking at night then it will be harmful for your health. Alcohol effects pressure on lower esophageal sphincter and also effects saliva and thus increases heartburn. Tobacco is also dangerous under this condition. Both tobacco and alcohol have dehydrating properties that reduces the quantity of saliva in mouth. Saliva is helpful in clearing acid in stomach and the acid will come back into throat if there is inadequate saliva.
2. Consuming a lot of caffeinated drinks and foods
Chocolate, tea, and coffee are among the most commonly used caffeinated drinks and foods. All these are responsible for relaxing sphincter muscle that is located in esophagus. This muscle helps in blocking stomach acid so that it may not come back into throat. You will get heartburn if you are regularly consuming 2-3 cups of iced tea or coffee.