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Frequent heartburn

Frequent heartburn: Introduction

Frequent heartburn: Frequent heartburn occurs 2 or more days a week and can become severe enough to damage the esophagus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Frequent heartburn is available below.

Symptoms of Frequent heartburn

  • A sharp, burning sensation just below the breastbone or ribs.
  • Pain generally does not radiate to the shoulders, neck, or arms, but it can.
  • Pain usually comes after meals, when lying on the back, when exercising or when experiencing anxiety.
  • Symptoms usually respond quickly to antacids.
  • Rarely accompanied by a cold sweat.
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Frequent heartburn

  • First, avoid foods and beverages that can trigger reflux, such as:
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine, carbonated beverages
  • Chocolate
  • Citrus fruits and juices
  • more treatments...»

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