Heartburn

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Heartburn is a burning feeling in or near the chest area and is often very excruciating. The pain initiates from the stomach, rises up to the chest and may also spread in the throat and the neck. Heartburn occurs when the acid (produced in stomach) comes up (flows back) towards the esophagus and thus causes an irritation in it. Sometimes this symptom appears once in a while due to some general circumstances like pregnancy, intake of spicy food, alcohol or due to side effect of drugs. But if the problem persists for more than 2-3 times a week it indicates a serious disorder. Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD is a pathological condition in which the sufferer is more prone to get heartburn like symptom. One can get rid of such symptom by bringing few modifications in their lifestyle and dietary habits.

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