There are many factors that may contribute towards production of excessive stomach 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, spices, 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
Authored Dec 21, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Dec 04, 2018 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm

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