Heartburn

Symptoms, complications, advices—everything you need to know about this condition.

Characterized by a feeling of irritation caused by excess acidity in the stomach, heartburn can be a huge inconvenience. Symptoms often appear after eating big meals or ingesting acidic, spicy or fatty foods, and can be an indicator of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Symptoms

  • Burning sensation behind the sternum
  • Bloating
  • Frequent burping
  • Gas
  • Flatulence
  • Feeling full more quickly
  • Sour or bitter taste in mouth
  • Nausea

Complications

  • Esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus) 

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Heartburn

Characterized by a feeling of irritation caused by excess acidity in the stomach, heartburn can be a huge inconvenience. Symptoms often appear after eating big meals or ingesting acidic, spicy or fatty foods, and can be an indicator of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
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