Chronic Heartburn - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Summary about Heartburn

Heartburn is a burning pain in the chest just behind the sternum. The pain is usually more intense after eating, at night or while lying down or bending over. Occasional heartburn is common and not alarming. Most people can control the discomfort of heartburn by changing their lifestyle and taking over-the-counter medications. The most common heartburn or interruption in your daily routine can be a symptom of a more serious condition requiring medical attention. Chronic heartburn is the term which mostly used for the condition of severing uncomfortable and burning sensation in the chest after or during the meal.

Cause:

It happens when the stomach acid leaks up into the esophagus. This may happen due to

  • High consumption of acidic foods
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism

Treatment:

This burning sensation is treated by following ways

  • Avoiding acidic foods
  • Stop alcohol usage
  • Medication
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