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What's causing frequent heartburn?

Frequent heartburn can be caused by a number of things, from eating habits, pregnancy, medication and underlying conditions.

Heartburn after taking medication

Some medicines such as anti-inflammatories can also be a cause. If you need more advice on whether your medicine is causing your heartburn, talk to your pharmacist or GP.

Frequent heartburn could be a symptom of something else

If you suffer from heartburn more than twice a week, speak to your GP to get a better understanding of how to treat your symptoms. Certain illnesses can cause heartburn, such as:

  • GORD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease)
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Hiatus hernia
  • Helicobacter pylori infections

Learn more about frequent heartburn causes and symptoms.

Article published January 1, 2021