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Which foods trigger chronic heartburn?

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For many people, trigger foods are spicy and high-fat foods, chocolate, peppermint and other mints, coffee, citrus fruits or juices, tomato products, carbonated drinks, and onions.

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Acid Reflux.”

uptodate.com: “Patient education: Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults (Beyond the Basics),” "Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Heartburn.”

National Health Service UK: “Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) -- Treatment.”

Obesity : “Weight Loss Can Lead to Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms: A Prospective Intervention Trial.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Heartburn.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heartburn.”

Cleveland Clinic: “GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Overview.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for GER & GERD.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 18, 2017

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: “Acid Reflux.”

uptodate.com: “Patient education: Acid reflux (gastroesophageal reflux disease) in adults (Beyond the Basics),” "Medical management of gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults."

American Academy of Family Physicians: “Heartburn.”

National Health Service UK: “Heartburn and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) -- Treatment.”

Obesity : “Weight Loss Can Lead to Resolution of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Symptoms: A Prospective Intervention Trial.”

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “Treatment Options for GERD or Acid Reflux Disease: A Review of the Research for Adults.”

Kaiser Permanente: “Heartburn.”

Mayo Clinic: “Heartburn.”

Cleveland Clinic: “GERD or Acid Reflux or Heartburn Overview.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Treatment for GER & GERD.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on January 18, 2017

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