Heartburn is defined as a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse after eating, in the evening, or when lying down or bending over, according to Mayo Clinic. It occurs when stomach acid backs up into the tube that carries food you’re your mouth to your stomach. Occasional heartburn is common and does not cause concern. Most people can manage the discomfort that comes with heartburn on their own with the help of lifestyle changes and/or over-the-counter medications.
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