Heartburn (Acid Reflux, GERD): Causes and Remedies

Spicy foods can make your chest burn.
The lower esophageal sphincter separates the esophagus from the stomach.
Sometimes the LES does not work the way it should.
Stomach acid in the esophagus is painful.
Anyone of any age can develop reflux.
GERD may cause stomach ulcers, inflammation, and scarring.
Nighttime heartburn can be dangerous.
Manage your condition with smart food choices.
Spicy foods can contribute to symptoms.
Even beverages may trigger heartburn symptoms.
Inverted yoga poses can make heartburn worse.
Raise the head of your bed to help prevent symptoms.
Loose clothing is best if you have indigestion.
Lifestyle changes can ease indigestion during pregnancy.
Antacids neutralize stomach acid.
H2 blockers decrease the production of stomach acid.
PPIs help heal the effects of esophagitis.
See your doctor if you need treatment guidance.

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Reviewed by Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD on Friday, January 12, 2018

Heartburn (Acid Reflux, GERD): Causes and Remedies

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