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Acid Reflux

If you happen to experience uncomfortable, rising and burning sensation in the middle of the chest behind the breastbone, which is commonly known as heartburn, it may be a sign of a disease, called acid reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).

First thing to remember is that heartburn should never be confused with heart diseases. Actually, heartburn is, first of all, a symptom for acid reflux disease that concerns the digestive system, namely human stomach and esophagus.

To be fair, everyone may experience heartburn at some periods of the life due to different factors, such as eating habits, medical conditions or lifestyle factors, like smoking or heavy drinking. But it can be treated as a disease only if the heartburn symptoms last more than 2 days per week.

How does acid reflux occur? What are the causes of heartburn and acid reflux? How to manage heartburn with and without medications? – If you are interested in the answers to those questions – welcome to Pillwatch.com.

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