What triggers heartburn is different to each one, for example, tomato sauce can trigger heart burn for you but for others can be very satisfying and joyful. The different things that can lead to heartburn can surprise you, not only food that can cause the burning sensation in your chest, other triggers like wrong timing for exercising or sleeping, pain killers, and even certain medications can cause heartburn.
1- Fatty Foods.
A big greasy meal before bedtime is the shortest way to fuel the flame in your chest all night.
Fatty foods, large portions and eating late at night are the most common heartburn triggers for everyone.
A belly too full of food puts a pressure on the stomach causing it to stretch, stomach stretches or destintion make the LES (the ring of muscles the prevent the stomach acids from moving up to the wrong place) under pressure. So juices from the meal and the stomach acids used to break down the food can come up into your esophagus and cause heartburn.
This can happen by eating large amounts of any type of food not only greasy food.
So even types of exercises can also trigger heartburn. Crunches, ab workouts and typically any type of exercise that involves bending over can put pressure on the stomach and trigger heartburn.
Even leg lifts and other exercises that work the abdominal muscles can cause the stomach acids to leak in your esophagus and you feel the burning sensation.
Other activities like headstands and yoga moves like downward dog can also make stomach juices Flow towards the esophagus and aggravate heart burn.
Also jogging and running can be sloshing stomach contents up and down causing heartburn.
However heartburn is never an excuse to not exercise. Indeed weight loss can help reduce heartburn. But try to never exercise on a full stomach. Experts recommend waiting at least two hours after eating to exercise.
Certain medications can cause heartburn or make it worse. An aspirin every now and then should cause heartburn but the regular use of aspirin and similar pain killers called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain killers could irritate the esophagus, those pain killers include ibuprofen, naproxen and Celebrex.