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Symptoms of Heartburn

A burning or aching feeling that occurs after eating a heavy meal and lying down and starts in the chest under the breastbone (the sternum) can last from a few minutes to a few hours. If it doesn't go away with antacids and mostly occurs after exercise rather than eating, you should consult your physician or gastroenterologist.

Doctor Info:
A gastroenterologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases of the digestive system, starting from esophagus, down to the stomach, bowels and colon.

Some symptoms of heartburn are:

  • Burning in the chest or throat
  • Sour or bitter taste in the mouth
  • Belching with burning sensation in chest of throat
  • Chronic coughing
  • Wheezing or other asthma-like symptoms
  • If a baby vomits up or throws up almost every time he eats and seems fussy, the infant may have gastric reflux.

    Warning Signs:
    Symptoms of heartburn may sometimes be confused with a heart attack. Pain from a heart condition is usually made worse by lying down or bending your body, but heartburn is usually not caused by physical activity.

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