Heartburn, a condition characterized by a burning feeling in the chest and a sour or bitter taste in the mouth. Heartburn typically develops when the acidic contents of the stomach flow back, or regurgitate, into the esophagus, the muscular tube that carries food from the throat to the stomach. Approximately one in ten adults experience heartburn once a week. Heartburn is more common in pregnant women because of the pressure the expanding uterus exerts on the stomach.
Normally the contents of the stomach are held in place by the lower esophageal sphincter, a muscle at the lower end of … Continue Reading “Dealing With Heart Burn”Continue Reading