What Is Heartburn?

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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13 Foods That Fight Acid Reflux

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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9 Medications That Can Cause Heartburn

If you have heartburn, pills can be your best friend and worst enemy.
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12 Ways to Soothe Heartburn in Pregnancy

Heartburn will plague most moms-to-be at some point in their pregnancies. The good news is there are safe, effective treatments available. "Pregnant women really don't need to suffer with heartburn anymore," says Adrienne Einarson, RN.
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Lifestyle Changes Helped Me Stop Taking Heartburn Medication

Amanda Tiberi, 23, was diagnosed with heartburn and a hiatal hernia when she was just 19, and thought she was doomed to a lifetime of pills and potential side effects.