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.
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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