All work and no play makes Jack a dull and flatus-relieving boy. Oops! But that’s true. Sitting for log hours in office can cause you acidity. Acid reflux or acidity is the backward flow of stomach acid into the oesophagus – the tube that connects the throat to the stomach.
This backward flow becomes possible when the sphincter muscle at the lower end of your oesophagus is weak or relaxes at the wrong time. If the valve or sphincter is open, this allows stomach acid to back up into your oesophagus. This reflux can, in turn, cause heartburn – the burning sensation in your chest - along with other symptoms.
These are other common risk factors for acid reflux disease:
Sitting for too long and an improper posture create intra-abdominal pressure from the weight of the chest, shoulders and head. It is important to take this pressure off to prevent acidity.
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