3 Signs Your Heartburn Needs A Doctor’s Visit

antacidsThat burning feeling in the pit of your chest – heartburn – has become such a common and temporary inconvenience that most people just pop a few antacids when it strikes and keep it moving. But, chronic heartburn can lead to more serious conditions, like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), that require a doctor’s immediate attention.

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Heartburn Vs. GERD

Nearly 2 out of 5 Americans will experience heartburn at least once a month. Heartburn happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. The acid eats away at the lining of the esophagus, causing the burning feeling.