Heartburn
causes & symptoms

Heartburn or sometimes referred to as acid reflux, is a common condition that affects many people. It occurs when acid, which normally resides in the stomach escapes back up into the oesophagus (food pipe). Because the oesophagus is not as well protected as the stomach the acid can irritate the lining. Which can cause painful symptoms that can last for a few minutes or a few hours.

Symptoms

The symptoms of heartburn (acid reflux) are generally described as a kind of tightening or burning sensation in the back of the throat and chest area (usually behind the breastbone). Some people also experience a bitter or acidic taste in the back of the throat and feeling of sickness.

Causes

Heartburn and indigestion can tend to have similar triggers.

The Way You Eat
The Types of Food You Eat
The Types of Drinks You Drink
Pregnancy
Other known triggers include

Many people can identify the triggers for their symptoms and take action accordingly, but if you are suffering regularly, or have any concerns, consult your GP.

Did you know?

Did you know?

  • 73% of people will suffer from both heartburn and indigestion. interchangeably
  • 1 in 5 people suffering from heartburn may experience symptoms every week.

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Information and advice on heartburn and indigestion during pregnancy.

 

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Medicines can affect the unborn baby. Always talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy.