Causes of Acid Reflux: Understanding the Link to Heart Health


Acid reflux is a chronic condition where stomach acids flow back into the esophagus causing heartburn.

Acid reflux can cause chest pain, which resembles the symptoms of a heart attack.

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Being overweight and obese can lead to acid reflux and have an impact on overall heart health.[Medical News Today]

Acid reflux can lead to poor sleep, which can affect overall heart health and increase the risk of heart disease.

Low levels of physical exercise in your daily routine might cause acid reflux and also increase the risk of heart disease. (Source: Medical News Today)

Medications such as drugs for asthma, antihistamines, painkillers, sedatives, and antidepressants might trigger acid reflux which is also harmful to heart health. (Source: Medical News Today)

Consumption of  alcohol and caffeine can cause acid reflux and have adverse effects on heart health.

Acid reflux leads to changes in the levels of hormones, nutrients, and metabolic processes, which can affect overall heart health.

Prolonged acid reflux can lead to the development of esophagitis, an inflammation of the esophagus, which can increase the risk of heart disease.