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Can kids or teenagers get Heart burn?

Is it possible for a 12 year old to get heartburn?.... my little sister says its something like it.....I didn t know if it was possible. Our aunt and father both have it, so wasn t sure if it could be genes . Or there is something wrong with her heart. If you know anything, please do tell. anything that will help me find our more about her. Thank you very very much.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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Heart burn can occur at any age especially if there is family history , it could be due to GER i.e. gastro esophageal reflux, peptic ulcers , gastritis etc..Try to limit her junk food or oily n spicy foods and caffeine intake. Let her drink plenty of water.Avoid sleeping or lying immediately after meals.If problem persists consult your doctor for exact diagnosis and treatment.
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Yes, anyone can get heartburn. Heartburn can be caused by acid reflux, eating spicy hot foods, smoking, or other internal problems.
Answered: Sat, 19 Dec 2009
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