Does that cup of morning coffee cause you pain and suffering? Are you frustrated when an evening dinner out with friends ends in discomfort instead of relaxed conversation? Do you carry and take antacids every day?
Heartburn is a lot more than a mere nuisance. It can detract from enjoying a good meal and force you to change your routine. It dictates your every decision - what you can eat, what you can drink, when you need to lay down.
What is this vexing problem and how can you find relief?
WHAT CAUSES HEARTBURN?
Heartburn occurs when stomach acid makes its way back into the esophagus. A burning sensation and bitter taste are commonly experienced by reflux sufferers.
If you are suffering more than a couple of times each week you may have the more serious problem of acid reflux disease - also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
Not all heartburn is caused by GERD. Occasional it can be caused by many different factors