Can Caffeine Cause Chest Pain Or Burning?


Asked by chrismorg

Can Caffeine Cause Chest Pain Or Burning?

Hi there, could you tell me if caffeine can cause chest pain or burning?


Hi Chrismorg,

The caffeine and carbonation in soda can lead to acid reflux which can cause feelings of chest pain and burning, yes. Drinking too much caffeine can also cause an irregular heartbeat or a fast heartbeat, so it's best to consume it in moderation! I hope this helps. Here are some links that might be useful for you:

5 Things to Know About Your Heart Rate

5 Drinks to Avoid with Acid Reflux

Chest Pain (overview)

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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