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.


Medically Reviewed By: Haines, Cynthia MD

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-10-10

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How do you know if you have heartburn or GERD? GERD-gastroesophageal reflux disease-occurs when a muscle at the end of your esophagus doesn't close properly. You may have GERD if you experience heartburn-that burning feeling in your chest or throat-more than twice a week.