The burning sensation occurs when the stomach contents back up into the esophagus. Food and drink—especially the fatty, greasy, sweet, caffeinated, and acidic kinds—can trigger heartburn.

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7 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Are you suffering from heartburn? These simple at-home acid reflux cures may save you a trip to the pharmacy.

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In Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure authors Jamie Kaufman, MD, Jordan Stern, MD, and Marc Bauer provide a groundbreaking approach to healthy eating.

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If you have heartburn, pills can be your best friend and worst enemy.

12 Ways to Soothe Heartburn in Pregnancy

Heartburn during pregnancy will plague most moms-to-be at some point. The good news is there are safe, effective treatments available.

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