Heartburn or GERD is such a common phenomenon that most people understandably prefer to ignore it. They might take some anti-heartburn medications and meanwhile, put up with the discomfort. As a rule, they have nothing much to worry about, but in rare situations, persistent heartburn could be an esophageal cancer symptom. If abstaining from eating foods that seem to set off heartburn attacks does not make any difference it is definitely a sensible precaution to bring this issue up in a medical consultation. Let your doctor decide if there is any need for further investigation.
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