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what are signs and symptoms of heart burn?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Chest pain: Although individual's symptoms may vary, since heart burn is from acid entering the esophagus, the symptoms usually include: pain or burning in center of chest, acid taste in mouth, and often burping or nausea. The symptoms are often affected (better or worse) with food. They tend to be worse when lying down or bending over; better when upright. Often hard to distinguish from heart attack.
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Chest abdominal pain: Heart burn many things to different people. Usually it refers to reflux or gastritis. Symptoms include pain or burning, belching, water brash (small amounts of vomit), and nausea. These symptoms can be worse after laying down or at night and are made worse with certain foods. It is difficult to distinguish from pain caused by other conditions including heart pain and worth seeing your doctor.

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