Put Out the Fire!

You know the feeling: a burning discomfort in your chest, rising up into your neck and throat. It may even leave behind a sour taste in your mouth. It's heartburn, something that more than 60 million Americans experience at least once a month. If you're one of them, there's good news: Making some simple lifestyle changes can help put out the fire.

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Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-10-10


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You start to feel a burning discomfort in your chest that you've come to recognize all too well-heartburn. You go over what you've had to eat and drink in the last few hours. Which is a likely culprit?