Normally, food goes down the food pipe (esophagus) and enters the stomach. In people with acid reflux, the contents of the stomach can leak back into the food pipe, often causing a burning pain in the chest which is commonly referred to as heartburn. Heartburn may also be a sign of a condition known as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) which may require further medical attention.
-Oranges, berries, tomatoes
Spicy, fatty or fried foods
How to Prevent/Reduce Heartburn
-Elevation of head when laying down
Common OTC Treatment Options
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