Heartburn and Indigestion Triggers

Factors that can trigger symptoms of heartburn and indigestion 5-7:

Lifestyle factors

  • ranicalm-toastEating too much or too fast.
  • Eating fatty, greasy or spicy foods.
  • Being overweight.
  • Drinking too much alcohol.
  • Smoking.
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Drinking coffee.

Diseases or conditions

  • Pregnancy.
  • Ulcers (gastric or duodenal).
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
  • Stomach cancers.


  • Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.