Besides eating spicy or oily foods, what else could cause acidity?

Medically Reviewed by Checkmark Medically Reviewed By: Sheela Krishnaswamy

Acidity can be caused due to various factors, the most common being eating spicy or oily foods. Another reason can be obesity as it creates added pressure on the stomach, which can lead to more acid production in the stomach, causing heartburn and acidity.

Certain medications such as antihistamines, antiasthmatic drugs, antidepressants, analgesics such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain sedatives are also risk factors for acid reflux and heartburn.

Lifestyle habits such as smoking, consuming large meals, lying down immediately after meals and eating close to bedtime are also common reasons for acidity. 

A condition called Hiatal Hernia, in which the upper part of your stomach bulges through your diaphragm into your chest cavity can also lead to acidity.

Lastly, not just spicy or oily foods, but other food items such as citrus juice, coffee, and caffeinated drinks, including tea and carbonated drinks can also cause acidity in those who are prone to it. 

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