Certain foods regularly cause discomfort and worsen symptoms in people who have heartburn. Common culprits include oranges, grapefruit, onions, tomatoes and tomato-based sauces, and fried or high-fat foods. (Dietary fat can slow down digestion.) Red wine and chocolate also are common causes for heartburn.
Learn more about esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus and other conditions that affect the esophagus.
Information about risk factors, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Peptic ulcer disease affects the digestive tract and can cause burning pain in the upper abdomen.