• A Breakdown on Heartburn and What's Causing the Discomfort

    7 days ago - By Pop Sugar

    The other night, while laying in my bed and dealing with a horrible bout of heartburn (perhaps triggered by my extra large order of Old Bay fries), I realized I had no idea what was physically going on in my body to cause the discomfort.
    "Heartburn is caused by digestive acid from your stomach that moves up into your esophagus after you swallow food or liquid," Dr. Elmer Chang , a gastroenterologist with Mission Hospital in Southern California, says.
    "My patients with heartburn describe it beginning with a burning sensation in the upper abdomen that then travels up into the chest. You may...
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