Super Bowl fans often overdo it on wings and other spicy foods, resulting in acid reflux, indigestion and serious heartburn, according to Balger. A common -- and incorrect -- self-diagnosis people make is a heart attack. However, a single episode of heartburn itself is not dangerous, although it can be very uncomfortable.
That's not the only risk though. People can experience severe pain in the upper abdomen from eating fatty spicy foods in the form of gallbladder attacks, according to Balger.
She says fans should pace themselves on the barbeque sauce and other acidic foods.