There are many factors that may contribute towards the stomach producing excessive acid and in turn, acid reflux including:

  • Eating habits such as large meals, eating too quickly, and eating on the go
  • Certain foods such as peppermint, chocolate, spicy food, hot drinks, coffee
  • Psychological factors such as stress and anxiety
  • Smoking
  • Pregnancy
  • Heavy drinking
  • Obesity
  • Tight clothing and belts
  • Posture: bending over, sitting hunched up, lying down
  • Side effects of certain medications

Although all of our content is written and reviewed by healthcare professionals, it should not be substituted for or used as medical advice. If you have any questions about your health, please speak to your doctor.

Authored Dec 21, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Apr 01, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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