Heart Burn

What Does Heartburn Feel Like?

Many people have different heartburn triggers, but most people have similar heartburn symptoms. 

A burning feeling in the chest just behind the breastbone that occurs after eating and lasts a few minutes to several hours. Chest pain, especially after bending over, lying down or eating.
Burning in the throat -- or hot, sour, acidic or salty-tasting fluid at the back of the throat.
Difficulty swallowing.
Feeling of food "sticking" in the middle of the chest or throat.

Heartburn, acid reflux or pyrosis, is a painful and burning sensation in the esophagus, just below the breastbone usually associated with regurgitation of gastric acid.  The pain often rises in the chest and may radiate to the neck, throat, or angle of the jaw. Heartburn is also identified as one of the causes of chronic cough, and may even mimic asthma.

To relieve heartburn it is beneficial elevate the head above the feet at least six inches, and to reduce the stomach acid.  This can be accomplished with an antiacid, of course.  For a more natural approach, try a teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water (not recommended for low sodium diet).

You can also mix 2 tbsp. of  Apple Cider Vinegar in 8 oz of water and drink. Take this any time you are suffering from heartburn. Caution: These symptoms could be signs of a heart attack.  If in doubt seek medical help immediately.

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