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Symptoms and Causes of Heartburn | Alka-Seltzer®

heartburn 101

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


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.”

Burning sensation
Bending over or laying down
Sour taste in your mouth


Spicy foods and heartburn

Or in simpler terms: spicy foods
Wine and heartburn

Code for: drink wine
Heartburn from stress
– aka stress
Heartburn from beer

Even cold, cold beer
Chocolate and heartburn

Not all, but chocolate for sure
Exercise and heartburn
Maybe that’s what “feel the burn” means.

how to prevent heartburn

Heartburn from tight fitting clothes

Prevent heartburns by eating small amounts slowly and often

Napping to prevent heartburn

*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.”