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Heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows back up the esophagus. But avoiding common triggers can help prevent the fiery sensation. Keep scrolling to learn more.
Heartburn often occurs after overeating.
Placing 6- to 9-inch blocks under the legs at the head of your bed can help prevent heartburn.
There are many medications that can trigger heartburn. But don't stop taking them without talking to your doctor.
WHEN TO SEE A DOCTOR
Heartburn doesn't affect the heart. But the symptoms of a heart attack can sometimes be confused for heartburn.
Learn about heart attack symptoms
Sources: American Academy of Family Physicians; American College of Gastroenterology