What happens to our body when our stomach gets that weird burning feeling?

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You know when you eat something and suddenly if feels like there’s a rollercoaster inside your stomach? Like you feel your esophagus slightly burning and you burp a lot and sometimes you feel like throwing up.

What is happening inside your body to make you feel like this? why does this happen? What can we do to prevent this from happening again?

In: Biology

That may be your stomach overflowing from too much food or the acid in the stomach coming back up to your esophagus. The esophagus isn’t made from the same material as your stomach as the stomach can take that acid but the esophagus can’t take it. Recommendation is to eat small meals throughout the day and sit up after meals. Also avoid irritating foods like spicy and sour foods.

Sounds like textbook GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), otherwise known as heartburn. Basically, your stomach acid goes back up into your esophagus (“refluxes”) and irritates it. It can be caused by eating certain types of foods, drinking certain things, a weakened spincter muscle between the stomach and the esophagus, etc. Coffee is known to worsen GERD, by the way. If this is common, there are medications you can take to reduce the production of stomach acid, such as Zantac (ranitidine), Prilosec (omeprazole), and others.