When You feel heavy in Chest and Bloated in Stomach

Heartburn is a common symptom experienced by most adults at least once in their lifetime. It is the sensation one gets when acid from the stomach refluxes and encounters the esophagus. It can create a burning sensation or pain in the lower chest.

Symptoms of heartburn in adults can be obvious and include:

  • A burning sensation in the middle of the chest that may radiate up to the throat
  • A foul taste in the mouth
  • Indigestion-like pain
  • Nausea due to hiccupping or belching

According to the American College of Gastroenterology, at least 15 million Americans experience heartburn every day. The level and frequency to which one experiences heartburn, however, is something that should be paid attention to as it could be indicative of other underlying conditions.

“Occasional heartburn is normal and not a significant cause for concern,” says Eugenio Hernandez, M.D., Vice President of Clinical Affairs, Florida. “However, recurrent acid reflux can result in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and can have serious consequences for one’s health.”

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