Acid reflux occurs when the acidified liquid of the stomach moves backward into the esophagus. It is a common digestive condition, creating a burning sensation in the lower chest area. This often occurs after a hearty meal. Acid reflux is known as gastroesophageal reflux or GERD. Over-the-counter pills and lifestyle changes are the best available treatments. According to American College of Gastroenterology, over 15 million Americans experience it every day.


1. Persistent Heartburn

Pyrosis is heartburn. It is as a burning sensation in the chest and throat and occurs when stomach acid splashes into the esophagus. Furthermore, a burning feeling and may radiate into the mouth. Heartburn often increases when you lie down after a meal. It typically lasts for a few hours, and commonly eaten foods trigger it. The good news is that heartburn can be somewhat controlled. Avoid common trigger foods including garlic, citrus fruits, and peppermint.


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