Learn About Heartburn Symptoms and Causes
March 5, 2012 | By Thomas Ehrman
Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC
Heartburn is a condition where stomach acids travel from the stomach to the esophagus. As the gastric acids reach the esophagus, the esophagus begins to burn, since there is no protective lining. Heartburn, if not addressed immediately, could cause other medical problems. In this section, we explore causes of heartburn, heartburn symptoms, severe heartburn and heartburn remedies.

Heartburn Causes

Heartburn causes are born from increased pressure in the stomach. One of the most common causes of heartburn includes eating large portions of gas-producing and fatty foods that digest slowly. Tomatoes, citrus, spicy or deep-fried foods, and carbonated beverages have been reported to cause heartburn.

Other common heartburn causes include:

  • Going to sleep with a full stomach.
  • Eating too much
  • Eating too fast
  • Tight-fitting clothing
  • Pregnancy

Heartburn Symptoms

Millions of people around the globe suffer from occasional heartburn symptoms. Heartburn can make daily life uncomfortable and keep you up at night.

Heartburn symptoms can include:

  • Chest pain
  • A burning esophagus
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Mild to severe coughing
  • Acidic taste in your mouth

Read more about heartburn symptoms today.

Severe Heartburn

If you've experienced heartburn in the past, but don't know if it would be considered severe or not, this article may be for you. If you suffer from severe heartburn, consisting of intense chest pain, you may be experiencing symptoms of heart issues. Severe heartburn could be an indicator of other serious health concerns, and seeking medical attention is recommended.

Read more about heartburn symptoms in our severe heartburn article.

Heartburn Remedies

Switching to a proper diet, low in acidity, should be step number one in relieving heartburn symptoms.

Heartburn remedies can include:

  • Avoiding spicy and processed fatty foods.
  • Exercising on a regular basis.
  • Eating smaller portions, slower.
  • Elevating your head while you sleep.

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Probiotics can really help. I've been taking them for sometime.
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 28 at 2:31pmpm
@Brendah, I hear ya!
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 25 at 2:28pm
I cant eat anything without getting heartburn. What a drag. :(
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 22 at 10:28am
Winston E
This article is a bit generic.
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 13 at 11:18pm
Veronica Mendes
Does anyone know how to stop heartburn? Should I even consider probiotics or should I go see my doctor?
Reply · 0 · Like · Follow Post · March 5 at 7:06pm

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