What Causes Heartburn?


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Heartburn is:

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1. Which of the following is true?

2. Heartburn is caused when _____ refluxes into the esophagus.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Many things can trigger heartburn. On this worksheet and quiz, you will answer test questions on what heartburn is, some of the things that cause it, and other interesting facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions on the quiz include:

  • Why heartburn occurs
  • Which of a list of given statements about heartburn is true
  • What heartburn actually is

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of human anatomy to identify the food tube that is affected when you get heartburn
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about what can trigger heartburn
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what causes heartburn

Additional Learning

Study the lesson titled What Causes Heartburn? to learn more about it. By the end of the lesson, you should meet these objectives:

  • Tell what reflux means
  • Explain what a sphincter does
  • Describe how heartburn feels