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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Acid Indigestion (Overview)

Acid indigestion, also called heartburn, is a condition with burning pain in the chest or abdomen due to acid coming back up into the esophagus.


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What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

What are the symptoms of acid indigestion?

Heartburn: Acid indigestion has many names including dyspepsia, reflux, gerd (gastro-esophageal reflux disorder), and can result from ulcers and gastritis (inflammation of the stomach lining). It is caused by acid entering the esophagus hitting tissue not able to handle it.Burning, sour taste in the mouth, belching, regurgitation of food, cough, pain(stomach, chest), nausea can occur from this irritation. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
77 doctors shared insights

Acid Indigestion (Overview)

Acid indigestion, also called heartburn, is a condition with burning pain in the chest or abdomen due to acid coming back up into the esophagus.


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What are the signs of having heartburn/acid indigestion?

What are the signs of having heartburn/acid indigestion?

Burning: Just like the name says. Burning along the esophagus , worse when lying flat and with certain foods. Water brash which is that "bad taste " after a belch. If bad enough pts can cough and wheeze at night when asleep due to intermittent aspiration of gastric acid. ...Read more

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What to eat if you have acid indigestion?

Tums, (calcium carbonate)the antacid.: Tums (calcium carbonate) are very cheap and work very well.Also a great source of calcium. ...Read more

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Can acid indigestion cause farts to feel physically hot? Can it also cause your poop to feel hot? I dont eat anything spicy whatsoever...

Can acid indigestion cause farts to feel physically hot? Can it also cause your poop to feel hot? I dont eat anything spicy whatsoever...

No: Flatulence containing methane gas, which results from byproducts of digestion from normal bacterial flora in the gastrointestinal tract. The temperature of the gas correlates with the body temperature, and is flammable. This is a reason why you can light a match, causing combustion utilizing the methane gas from the flatulence, which is not advisable. ...Read more

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Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Beer gives me acid indigestion and bloating. Does this mean i'm allergic?

Gluten Sensitivity: It may be that you have a sensitive stomach but it could mean that you have a sensitivity to the rye in beer. Some people actually posess an allergy to gluten and have GI sensitivity to types of wheat or barley. I would recommend seeing a gastroenterologist if you want a real work-up performed, particularly if you are sensative to other types of breads and carb laden foods. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of acid-indigestion?

What are some ways to get rid of acid-indigestion?

Acid indigestion: Could you be referring to acid reflux? Abdominal discomfort from from consumption of acidic foods can be prevented by not eating foods that are sour. If you cannot do that, taking an antacid like gaviscon. Maalox or mylanta may help. If you meant acid reflux, please publish your question again. ...Read more

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What is acid indigestion?

What is acid indigestion?

Heart burns?: This can be from gastroesophageal reflux (gerd) when the stomach acid gets back up into the food pipe (esophagus), a stomach ulcer, or gastritis (too much nsaids intake can also cause the latter). ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

When acid and peptic juices reflux into the esophagus, one might have the sensation of burning or pain under the breast bone. It can radiate up to the throat and down to the region of the solar plexus. Some may describe it as bad 'indigestion' and others may feel like they are ...Read more


Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more