Is heartburn a genetic condition?

@apples99 (6564)
United States
February 9, 2011 2:21pm CST
I have had difficulty's with heartburn since my late teens I know that diet plays a role in worsening condition, but the strange thing is my family can eat most of the things they wanted without getting heartburn, but if I try to eat like that I get heartburn really bad its to a point that everything I eat burns going down its very unpleasant feeling I got a prescription from my doctor for it but the heartburn never completely goes away What are your thoughts on heartburn and have you ever suffered with the annoying painful condition also do you think its genetic?
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
10 Feb 11
I have had heartburn once in a while, generally eating the wrong thing and eating late and going to bed. To the best of my knowledge, no one in my family has had the problem any more than I have. Having said that, I haven't heard of anyone else in the family having ulcers and I've been borderline on ulcers three times now. Generally because of worries and stuff. After rounds of antibiotics and antacids its gotten better, but makes me wonder if anyone else ever has had this problem
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@dodo19 (34280)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Feb 11
I do think that heartburn is always something worth checking out with a doctor. Sure, it might be anything too serious, but at least you'd know for sure. At least by checking it out, you'll be able to know whether or not it's something serious and something that you should worry about.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
17 Feb 11
Personally Heartburn to the level you are explaining it could be something you should consider getting checked out. It could be more of a serious condition causing this that maybe they can fix with a certain medicine as well. I feel that Heartburn is not a genetic condition. A lot of times it is caused by the foods we choose to eat, what type of stress we are under, etc. All you can is learn to avoid foods that might cause it and do what you can from there.
@ebuscat (5949)
• Philippines
10 Feb 11
For me no because it is the imperfection in your self.