Doctor Khalil: nervous tension and lack of sleep can cause heartburn

Gastroenterologist Milana Khalil told how stressful events can affect the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.

Doctor Khalil informed that various types of stress . Which people encounter has a significant impact on the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. In particular, nervous tension and lack of sleep can cause heartburn.

“Stress is one of the leading causes of heartburn. Nervous work, quarrels and chronic lack of sleep can lead to disruption of the gastrointestinal tract,” said Milana Khalil, talking with Gazeta.Ru.
The specialist added that a patient with heartburn may well be referred for a consultation with a psychotherapist or psychiatrist.

Speaking about other possible causes of heartburn, the doctor drew attention to the fact that an uncomfortable condition can occur due to poor nutrition, excess weight, drinking alcohol and smoking. Tight clothes and a tight belt can also cause heartburn. It also occurs under conditions of intense physical work. Often, heartburn tends to appear or worsen after eating food or due to a change in body position.

“Heartburn can be accompanied by such nonspecific symptoms as a sore throat, dry cough, so it is important to consult a doctor in a timely manner for a correct diagnosis.” , – the expert emphasized.
Earlier, the portal wrote about why severe drowsiness may occur after eating.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Milana Khalil Milana Khalil Health gastroenterologist, therapist