what is it?
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the chest caused by stomach acid or its contents being regurgitated and coming up into the oesophagus or throat (acid reflux). It commonly occurs after meals and when lying down. Up to 25% of UK adults are affected.
Symptoms vary but include sore throat, heartburn, indigestion, bad taste, sensation of a lump in your throat. If this occurs regularly, its proper name is gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). There are different underlying causes, including where the sphincter at the bottom of your oesophagus /top of your stomach not working as well as it should.
where to get help
Seek help from your doctor if you are experiencing gut symptoms.
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