Heartburn is often linked to the foods we eat, and nearly 40 percent of Americans suffer from the condition at least once a month. Heartburn is often confused with other conditions that lead to chest pain, leading people to become anxious and worried that their symptoms are worse than they really are. To give our readers more information regarding heartburn, we have compiled a list of articles on the topic discussing how long heartburn lasts and other heartburn related information.
How long does heartburn last? Quick relief tips
Heartburn is the burning sensation felt in the chest just beneath the sternum (breastbone). It is a discomfort that nearly seven million American experience as part of an associated condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Heartburn is sometimes referred to as indigestion, acid regurgitation, or sour stomach. Despite its name, heartburn is not related to problems with your heart. Instead, it is due to an abnormality keeping stomach acid out of the esophagus. Continue reading…
New treatment possible for heartburn patients unsatisfied with current options
Burning pain in the chest is experienced by many people every day, and while thoughts of heart-related diseases pop into mind, the most common cause of this phenomenon is heartburn or acid reflux. Perhaps a poor choice of name, heartburn is the burning sensation that is felt just behind the breastbone near the location of the heart.
This condition affects more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, with a large portion of people affected not being relieved by common treatments. However, this may soon change, as researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a pathway in the cells of the stomach lining that aid in the treatment of this discomforting disease. Continue reading…
7 essential oils for acid reflux or heartburn
Essential oils can be a good choice for treating heartburn. Almost everyone will experience heartburn (acid reflux) at some point in their lives. It is a feeling of burning pain in the chest that may occur after eating a spicy meal or when lying down. It is estimated that about 40 percent of Americans suffer from heartburn pain at least once a month.
Heartburn is the result of acid reflux that travels through the stomach into the esophagus. It is often described as a burning sensation below the breastbone, resulting in a number of additional symptom such as bloating, difficulty swallowing, and indigestion. Continue reading…
Constant heartburn linked to stomach, esophageal cancer
Constant heartburn has been linked to stomach and esophageal cancer. I’m sure at some point you’ve experience that burning sensation after a meal. It’s uncomfortable and also a nuisance, but you pop an antacid and that burning feeling fades away.
You may never have been too concerned about it before, maybe you just enjoyed food that was too spicy or acidic, but such indigestion could be a major sign of something you really don’t want to have: stomach and esophageal cancer. As with any cancer, early detection is key. Continue reading…
Heartburn or heart attack? Here’s the difference
Experiencing pain or discomfort in your chest can be alarming, but is it always a cause for concern? While chest pain is one of the cardinal symptoms of a heart attack, it has also been linked to a far less severe condition known as GERD—gastroesophageal reflux disease—which is more commonly referred to as heartburn. While one of these conditions requires immediate medical attention, the other may simply pass with time, so how can you tell whether you’re experiencing a heart attack or heartburn?
Continue reading to learn how to distinguish between these different causes of chest pain, including their symptoms, causes, potential complications, and treatments. Continue reading…