What are the Most Common Causes of Heartburn and Vomiting?

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Heartburn and vomiting can be caused by some type of dysfunction of the digestive tract, smoking, alcohol intake, drinking coffee, the early stages of pregnancy, or eating certain foods, such as chocolate. Diarrhea, constipation, gas in the digestive tract, food poisoning, and esophageal reflux are all dysfunctions within the digestive system. Many common causes of these symptoms can be traced to the health problems that arise from eating an unhealthy diet.

Diarrhea is the passing of frequent and loose stools, and it might be accompanied by nausea in some people, particularly if an infectious organism or a toxin is present and is the cause of the diarrhea. Constipation usually is considered the opposite of diarrhea and is the infrequent passage of stools, and it also is a common cause of vomiting, especially if it was caused by medication. Flatulence is a very common cause of heartburn and vomiting frequently brought on by eating fried foods or unhealthy combinations of food, such as the mixing of some kinds of fruit with vegetables at the same meal. Many women in the early stages of pregnancy experience nausea, often referred to as "morning sickness," and offer suffer heartburn.


It's important for anyone with extreme heartburn and vomiting to see a medical professional. This is especially important for children who experience these symptoms, especially if a healthy diet that is low in fried foods, chocolate, coffee and unhealthy food combinations is being followed. The most effective and all-natural ways to prevent digestive problems is to eat a diet low in fried foods; to avoid eating certain foods together at the same meal, such as some combinations of fruits and vegetables; to avoid eating in a hurry; and to avoid overeating. Some medications disturb normal digestive function, so they should be avoided whenever possible and substituted for a natural remedy that does not cause nausea or interfere with normal and healthy digestion. If, however, the medication must be taken, the discomfort that it causes usually can be reduced or eliminated with all-natural home remedies.


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For a few years I suffered with heartburn pain every night. I found myself chewing on tums every night and tried sleeping on more pillows to be in an upright position in bed. Nothing kept my heartburn from coming back, no matter what. I tried eating various foods and avoided spicy food and fried foods, all to no avail.

Then it happened! I went on a serious diet and lost twenty-five pounds in five months. After the first ten pounds came off, I noticed that my heartburn had completely disappeared. And now, as I'm working toward losing five or ten more pounds, I'm encouraged by the complete disappearance of this painful symptom.

I wonder if anyone else has noticed their heartburn disappearing with weight loss?

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