HEARTBURN
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Welcome to a place where we can all be our good-time, pizza-taco-avocado-coffee-lovin’ selves. Learn about heartburn so you can enjoy life’s good stuff even more.

HEARTBURN SYMPTOMS

If you think you’ve had heartburn but you’re not sure, here are some telltale symptoms that will turn your “Maybe it’s….” into “Yep, that’s me.”

plate of chicken wings resting on wood with 'there's a burning sensation in your chest. Like hot wings, but less fun' overlaid on top
woman lying in grass with 'lying down or bending over makes that burning in your chest worse' overlaid on top
ice cream cone melting on the ground with 'there's a sour taste in your mouth and it's not because the food's bad' overlaid on top

WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN?

Here are some common triggers and some not so common ones. Now you’ll know and be prepared so you can keep enjoying life.

circular image of a burrito, guacamole, and chips

Burritos as big
as your head.

Or in simpler terms: spicy foods

two glasses of red wine toasting

Book Club Meetings
Code for: drink wine

three children jumping on a bed

Family, work, life
– aka stress

cold draft beer in a glass

Happy Hour.
Even cold, cold beer

pieces of chocolate stacked on wood

Guilty pleasures
Not all, but chocolate for sure

a row of dumbell weights at a gym

Exercise
Maybe that’s what “feel the burn” means.

HOW TO PREVENT HEARTBURN

Here are some tips, tricks, and basic, good common sense ways to avoid heartburn, acid indigestion and upset stomach.

row of clothing hanging in a closet

Avoid tight-fitting clothing that may put pressure on your abdomen.
Also, avoid white after Labor Day (for some reason).

variety of foods that can potentially cause heartburn on a table

Eat slowly. Eat small. Eat often. When you think about it, this sounds like, “Eat all the time.” How cool is that?

brown leather chair

Try sleeping in a chair for daytime naps.*
*Okay, we know you probably don’t have time to nap, but this kind of gives you permission. Just tell people, “I must nap. It’s a medical thing.”