Almost every adult will experience some acid reflux at some point in their life. Occasional heartburn is mostly an annoyance for people and is generally not a problem. People with persistent acid reflux symptoms should be tested for acid reflux disease, which is the malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter muscles. This condition requires medical intervention and a specialized diet.
Pregnancy can be a huge trigger for many dealing with acid reflux. Women who have never dealt with heartburn before can be sidelined with severe burning and pain. During pregnancy the levels of progesterone increase dramatically and can allow the LES to relax. This relaxation causes a backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus. Add to that a…