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Heartburn / sourness is a symptom caused by gastrointestinal diseases or improper eating habits that are felt in the stomach and esophagus. There can be many diseases of the digestive system that cause this burning sensation. These are mainly; ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux, gastritis, stomach cancer, food intolerance, etc. So, what is good for heartburn, causes heartburn dietitian and Life Coach Tuğba Leaf gave information on the subject.

What causes heartburn?

Felt food is eaten after the main causes of heartburn, an unhealthy diet, binge eating, sleeping after eating/reach (should be rested for at least 3 hours after meals), the consumption of smoke on an empty stomach, it should be taken more than daily alcohol consumption (Women/Day ≤ 15 g; Male/day ≤ 30 g of alcohol containing drinks), and irregular sleep is a state of excessive stress.

Burning sensation after consumed nutrients can be prevented by dietary treatment and changes in nutritional behavior.

What are the factors affecting sourness?

What are the factors affecting heartburn? Excessive fat and processed foods, smoking-alcohol and very hot foods, chocolate, foods high in caffeine: dark tea and coffee, stimulating foods: bitter spices, carbonated drinks, tomatoes, citrus fruits, onions and garlic are factors that affect heartburn.

By following a diet containing healthy foods, eating a small but frequent meal, eating foods high in fiber and having probiotic properties, you can make changes in nutritional behavior. When a burning sensation occurs after food consumption, it should be noted which food is formed after consumption. This condition can be the cause of food intolerance. The following foods can be consumed to relieve burning sensation when it occurs:


Helps with indigestion, stomach bloating and nausea

Carbonated water mixture:

Carbonated water helps maintain the pH balance of the body. The burning sensation can be prevented thanks to this mixture, which can neutralize stomach acid.

Cold milk:

The effect of milk on the digestive system may vary from individual to individual. If you are not lactose intolerant, you can drink a glass of cold milk to prevent heartburn.


It is a medicinal herb that can relieve digestive system disorders such as ulcers and constipation.


Because of its high fiber content, it helps the digestive process and prevents stomach ailments.


It is effective in neutralizing stomach acid thanks to the fiber, antioxidants and minerals contained in it. 10-15 pieces per day can be consumed raw.


It is one of the most natural solutions that is useful for regulating the digestive system. You can consume 1 teaspoon of honey per day/ add it to your tea or warm water.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

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Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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