Chest Pain After Eating

Chest Pain After EatingIt was your cheat day so you decided to have the Cajun pasta you’ve been craving all week. You even added extra cheese. You basically licked the bottom of the bowl. The table is cleared and you feel pretty satisfied with your dinner choice. You’re so full that all you want to do is sit on the couch and watch television. All of a sudden you get this intense pain in your chest. Because you experience this chest pain after eating it is more likely that the cause can be narrowed down to a few things.

Acid Reflux

The main symptom of acid reflux is heartburn which can feel exactly like the name implies, like your heart is burning. If you are having heartburn multiple times in one week it is then called gastroesophageal reflux disease. If you have this disease feeling a burning sensation is common after eating greasy, spicy, or too much food.

Gallbladder Disease

If you have gallbladder disease you may have a difficult time ingesting high amounts of fat. Without being able to absorb and distribute fats into the body properly you will have discomfort and heartburn in your chest.


Ulcers that develop in the stomach lining and esophagus can cause pain in the chest shortly after eating. The ulcer can be irritated by food and cause bacterial infection.


Gas occurs when undigested carbohydrates enter the colon. The carbohydrates sit in the colon undigested and eventually omit gases that can make their way to your chest area.