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Helpful Tips for Common Digestive Problems

By EatingWell Editors

Help for common digestive problems, from lactose intolerance to irritable bowl syndrome.


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"It’s interesting how many of the illnesses we may experience are related to our digestive system. A lot of it is due to the things we eat, especially processed foods that contain a lot of harmful chemicals and preservatives that...

Heartburn

Most people have experienced heartburn, a burning feeling in the chest or throat, at some point. This common problem—also called “gastroesophageal reflux disease” (GERD) when it occurs on a regular basis—is caused by regurgitation or reflux of gastric acid into the esophagus, which connects the mouth and the stomach.

What triggers heartburn varies from one person to the next but common causes include fatty foods, caffeine, chocolate and peppermint. Overeating or eating just before bed also can bring on heartburn. Eliminating these foods (or behaviors) one at a time can help you pinpoint—and then avoid—your individual triggers.

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