Understanding Heartburn

Understanding Heartburn

What is heartburn and why does it occur? Part of heartburn is gravitational in effect because when you lay down, the stomach acid actually can move through the stomach, past the valve if the valve has any defect, and get into the esophagus. That esophagus is not meant to sustain acid and when that acid gets in there, it causes irritation and pain. That is what you perceive as heartburn.

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