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What is heartburn?

Acid reflux

Heartburn
We get heartburn when we feel sour or acid coming up our esophagus . Sometime it is related to something we eat or if we have acid reflux.
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How to stop heartburn?

Antacids

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Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from GE reflux and not ,say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See MD. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. OTC PPIs or H2 blockers can help. Still have Sx, or frequent, see MD
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what causes heartburn?

Stomach acidity

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Our GI system is in continuous operation, with the average adult swallowing 1 quart of saliva/day & the esophagus opening slightly to let it into the stomach. We feed at intervals & the muscular stomach walls squeeze & mix food with stomach acid. If the esophagus opens to accept saliva while the stomach is squeezing, acid is pushed up the esophagus & may burn the walls.Over time this can cause HB
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How to cure heartburn?

Control-yes. Cure?

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Heartburn (GERD) is a pain! Many reasons for it. Usually obese, poor diet and lifestyle, but many are thin, eat properly and it is there. Avoiding fatty meals, alcohol, spices to some extent, avoiding eating or drinking after 6 p.m., elevating the head of bed 6-8 inches, taking antacids, alginates, H-2 blockers like Pepcid, etc, Prilosec, etc may help. May need surgery to cure. See PCP/GI doc
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

How can avoid heartburn?

Anti reflux diet

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Low acid, caffeine, chocolate, mints, alcohol.
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How come I get heartburn?

Acid

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the acid from your stomach irritates your esophagus (the tube that goes from your stomach to your throat) This can cause heartburn and chest pain. The stomach has a special lining that protects it unless there is an ulcer.
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Dr. Marc F. Hirsch answered:

Heartburn with diabetics?

Reflux

Diabetes
Like in a person without diabetes the reason is not of primary importance unless you don't respond to self-treatment with antacids, like over the counter ranitidine, or even the stronger omeprazole. Diabetics sometimes have trouble with stomach contents emptying into their intestines. If the above doesn't work to your satisfaction, consider seeing a gastoenterologist.
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What can cause heartburn?

Many things

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Heartburn of course is not related to the heart except the position of the discomfort. It is due to stomach acidity beyond the normal protective level and occurs in response to certain medications like NSAIDS, to various foods in the diet (bread is common), and to emotional states. It can be minimized with certain medications and changes in the diet. See you family doctor if this is persistent.
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How to prevent heartburn?

Heartburn

Heartburn
Many ways including dietary modification, such as spicy/fatty foods, citrus fruits and juices, alcohol, caffeine, smoking. Don't eat before lying down for bed. Lose weight
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Dr. Dan Lister answered:

How do you get heartburn?

Reflux

Heartburn
Typically heartburn is caused by reflux where stomach content come back up into the esophagus. It occurs because the valve at the junction of the stomach and esophagus is defective and won't stay closed.
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