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Avoid chocolate for heart burn
Dr KK Aggarwal | 20 Feb 2012

People with heart burn should avoid its use as it can worsen the heart burn said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

People with heart burn should avoid its use as it can worsen the heart burn said Padma Shri and Dr B C Roy Awardee Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India.

 

One should also avoid other reflux-inducing foods (fatty foods, peppermint, and excessive alcohol, which may reduce lower esophageal sphincter pressure).

 

A number of beverages have a very acidic pH and can exacerbate symptoms. These include colas, red wine, and orange juice.http://www.emedinews.org/press-release

 

 

Promotion of salivation by either chewing gum or use of oral lozenges may also be helpful in mild heartburn. Salivation neutralizes refluxed acid, thereby increasing the rate of esophageal acid clearance.

 

Restriction of alcohol use and elimination of smoking; smoking is deleterious in part because it diminishes salivation.

http://www.emedinews.org/press-release