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Heartburn

Also called: Acid indigestion, Pyrosis
अनुवाद: हिन्दीे
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Heartburn is a painful burning feeling in your chest or throat. It happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.

If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD. But you can have GERD without having heartburn.

Pregnancy, certain foods, alcohol, and some medications can bring on heartburn. Treating heartburn is important because over time reflux can damage the esophagus.

Over-the-counter medicines may help. If the heartburn continues, you may need prescription medicines or surgery.

If you have other symptoms such as crushing chest pain, it could be a heart attack. Get help immediately.

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Demographic Information - Heartburn

Following is the demographic information reported by website visitors for Heartburn. Information below may include patient demographics as well as data for website visitors who might be researching on behalf of patients e.g. parents for small children. The data below may or may not be reflective of the complete patient population demographics for this medicine.:
User gender
1 out of 2 users are female.
Patients
Female1
Male1
Other0
Survey Participants: 2
User age
The most common user is < 21 years old.
Patients
< 211
21-301
30-400
40-500
50+0
Survey Participants: 2
User reported disease
Users most commonly suffer from Obesity.
Patients
Obesity1
Survey Participants: 1
User exercise frequency
Users most commonly exercise once a week.
Patients
Once a week2
Twice a week0
Five times a week0
Everyday0
Survey Participants: 2
User smoking habit
1 out of 1 users do not smoke.
Patients
Smoke0
Do not smoke1
Survey Participants: 1
User alcohol consumption frequency
Users most commonly reported never consuming alcohol
Patients
Never2
One drink a day0
Two drinks a day0
More than two drinks a day0
Once a week0
Twice a week0
Once a month0
Survey Participants: 2
User body weight
No data has been collected for this survey
User well-being
1 out of 1 users report having significant pain in the last 3 months.
Patients
Significant pain in the last 3 months1
No significant pain in the last 3 months0
Survey Participants: 1
User profession
The most common user profession is Student.
Patients
Student1
Survey Participants: 1

Expert Content - Heartburn

Popular heartburn drugs may lead to ‘silent’ kidney damage

TheTribune: WASHINGTON: Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods may lead to serious kidney problems, including renal failure, a new study has warned.

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This page was last updated on 3/08/2017.
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