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Heartburn and Stress

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Updated May 14, 2008

Heartburn is not caused by stress.
While stress can worsen heartburn, it is rare for it to be the cause of heartburn. But extreme physical stress, such as that experienced by individuals gravely ill or severely injured, can cause ulcers to develop that's accompanied by heartburn.

Heartburn and Stress
Since stress can aggravate heartburn, try a few relaxation techniques to ease the stress. And your heartburn.

Stress 101 - From About's Guide to Stress Management
Here's where to start forming your own stress management plan, with resources to help you begin and stay on track.

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