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January 17, 2011

Heartburn Indigestion Symptoms

Heartburn indigestion symptoms can be a pain in the neck. They are nearly as wide ranging as their causes and methods of prevention. So, what is heartburn indigestion, what are its symptoms and how can you keep it from coming back?

Heartburn Indigestion

Heartburn indigestion happens when too much acid is produced in the stomach. This results in a buildup of pressure in the stomach and allows acid up into the esophagus. If this happens frequently enough it can cause long term damage to the esophagus that is difficult to repair for frequent heartburn indigestion sufferers.


Heartburn indigestion symptoms include pain that radiates through the stomach and chest. This is drastically different from the chest pain of a heart attack. It’s often associated with a burning sensation, where heart attack pain is felt as a weight on the chest, associated with shortness of breath and pain in the nearby extremities. It’s crucial to differentiate between these two conditions as correct treatment can be the difference between life and death in some situations.

Other symptoms associated with heartburn indigestion include burping, hiccups, and an overall feeling of an unsettled stomach.

Causes and Prevention

So, now that you know what to look for, what are the causes of heartburn indigestion and how can you stop it from happening to you? By practicing a healthy lifestyle and possibly changing a few of your daily habits you can easily eliminate heartburn indigestion from your life.

First, monitor what you eat. Certain foods: like caffeine, alcohol, onions, citrus and garlic are known to cause acid reflux, but you may have your own unique triggers. So watch what you eat so that you are able to point to a concrete cause of your most recent bout of heartburn indigestion.

Second, don’t eat quite so much in one sitting. Bombarding your stomach with large amounts of food causes it to sort of freak out, and frantically attempt to digest and process all that food. This results in pressure and acid build up, which equals pain and indigestion for you. So, just don’t eat so much all at once. That’s not to say you have to eat less across the board. To consume the same amount of food in a 24 hour period, just eat 4 little meals and a few snacks as opposed to 2 huge meals.

Third, don’t lie down right after you eat. This is sure to cause heartburn indigestion symptoms to creep up on you. That’s because gravity can’t help your body keep food and acid down in your stomach where it belongs. If acid is allowed up into your esophagus while you’re sleeping or napping, heartburn indigestion symptoms are sure to follow. So, try not to eat less than 2 hours before you go to bed, and if you do break that hard and fast rule, put an extra pillow under your head in an attempt to keep acids down where they belong.

Lastly, make sure that you de-stress your life. Stress causes a wide variety of illnesses, including heartburn indigestion. So make sure you take appropriate steps to avoid it. Meditate or put on some soothing music, practice yoga or exercise, take a deep breath, read a book, do an art project, go for a walk, do anything that will help you to relax. Take the focus off the situation and put it back onto your overall well being and you’ll find you’re a much happier and healthier person.

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