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Heartburn and Exercising

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Updated May 13, 2008

Reducing the risk of heartburn during exercise
There are a few things persons can do to reduce the chances of a heartburn flare-up during exercises. Exercise is rarely the cause of heartburn if a person doesn't suffer from chronic heartburn otherwise. But some exercises can induce episodes of acid reflux. Acid reflux happens because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is loose, opens inappropriately and allows stomach contents to back up into the esophagus. Acid reflux usually happens during certain types of exercise, not necessarily during all exercise.

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