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Spicy Foods & Acid Reflux
While Spicy Foods like chili and chili peppers are tasty, they can cause unintended consequences like acid reflux and indigestion. Read more to learn if you should avoid these foods, or at least limit your intake.

Symptoms of acid reflux:

Most of the acid reflux symptoms are related to the cause of acid reflux, which is the back up of acid and other materials from the stomach into the esophagus. While the signs or symptoms of acid reflux disease may be unpleasant, it should be noted that these acid reflux symptoms may not happen everyday or after every meal. It's possible that the the acid reflux disease symptoms may disappear for a few weeks and then come back again. This is a sign of a chronic condition.

The signs or symptoms of acid reflux include: Heartburn and chest pain. Sore throat, burning in the throat or esophagus.

Acid Reflux can be a serious condition, please consult your doctor if you have these symptoms. The good news is that this condition is treatable, with drugs, diet or a combination of the two.

Certain foods can exasperate the symptoms of acid reflux disease, making attacks more frequent. They can also cause moderate to severe heartburn along with the acid reflux.

I suggest you avoid these food if you are prone to heartburn and / or acid reflux disease.

Spicy foods are a common cause of acid buildup and irritation, especially of the esophagus. Citrus fruits and onions can trigger acid buildup and heartburn in most people.

Foods that are high in fat are bad all the way around for you, they are especially bad for those with acid reflux problems. They can cause the esophagus muscle to relax and therefore allow stomach acid to escape into the esophageal tract, causing pain, burning and erosion.

Drinks can also cause irritation and flare ups. Avoid alcoholic drinks if possible or severely moderate their intake. Sodas and caffeinated beverages are also bad for those with Acid Reflux.