While stress hasn't been linked directly to heartburn, it is known that it can lead to behaviors that can trigger heartburn. During stressful times, routines are disrupted and people may not follow their normal routines in regards to meals, exercise, and medication. More than half of people who suffer frequent heartburn say a hectic lifestyle and work-related stress increases their heartburn.
It is important to find ways to alleviate the stress, and thus make stress-related heartburn less likely. Following the relaxation tips at Managing Stress to Ease the Heartburn can help.
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