Can heartburn be a sign of something serious?

But frequent heartburn can lead to more serious medical conditions. Heartburn is generally associated with a burning pain in the chest or throat. Heartburn can lead to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Barrett's Esophagus and, in a very small number of individuals, esophageal cancer.
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How is frequent heartburn treated?

Fortunately, you have several options for heartburn relief:
  1. Try eating smaller meals, and don't eat two to three hours before bedtime.
  2. Avoid foods that may trigger heartburn, such as fried food, citrus, tomato, spices, peppermint, chocolate, and carbonated drinks.
  3. Cut back on alcohol and caffeine.
  • How is frequent heartburn treated?

    Fortunately, you have several options for heartburn relief:
    1. Try eating smaller meals, and don't eat two to three hours before bedtime.
    2. Avoid foods that may trigger heartburn, such as fried food, citrus, tomato, spices, peppermint, chocolate, and carbonated drinks.
    3. Cut back on alcohol and caffeine.
  • Can heartburn be a sign of something serious?

    But frequent heartburn can lead to more serious medical conditions. Heartburn is generally associated with a burning pain in the chest or throat. Heartburn can lead to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Barrett's Esophagus and, in a very small number of individuals, esophageal cancer.
  • Can stress and anxiety cause heartburn?

    GERD is generally a non-dangerous disease, although the symptoms of GERD may be triggers for panic attacks. Stomach Pressure One of the issues that causes heartburn/acid reflux is pressure around the muscles of the stomach. One of the symptoms of anxiety is muscle tension.

Updated: 28th November 2019

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