Soda & other Carbonated Beverages Soda and other carbonated beverages are some of the main causes of acid reflux. The bubbles of carbonation expand inside the stomach, and the increased pressure contributes to reflux. Sodas with caffeine and those that are acidic (almost all) are even worse. Spicy foods Pepper, Mexican food, chili, and any other food that is loaded with pepper or other spices can trigger heartburn, says Deepa A. Vasudevan, MD. Vasudevan is an assistant professor of family medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He tells WebMD that avoiding heartburn isn’t necessarily a matter of all or nothing. “If spicy food triggers your heartburn, avoid it. Then slowly reintroduce milder versions of whatever you like.
Asthma, allergies and Gerd (Acid Reflux) are conditions that appear to be both increasing in incidence and severity in many Western countries. Asthma is usually described as an illness that narrows the air passages of the lungs, causing breathing difficulties. The term “allergies” is applied to a wide variety of complaints having in common a supersensitivity of the body’s immune system to exposure to certain substances such as pollen, chemicals and foods. In the words of Rabbi Dr. Yehonaton Sraya, “Whether it is seasonal hay fever, food allergies, or environmental allergies, this problem is affecting an ever-increasing number of people. Adults and children are equally affected and, depending upon the intensity of the symptoms, can suffer from mild to severe distress.