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An overview Heartburn is suffered by many Americans. Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription heartburn medicines are taking a big chunk of pharmacy shelving spaces. Stress, overeating, smoking, consuming caffeine and eating acidic foods and others are the causes. Gastritis is often confused with heartburn which is an inflammation of the stomach caused by nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen, and naproxen and alcohol and bacteria Helicobactor Pylori. Why heartburn does not happen to everybody In healthy individuals, foods are passed down to the esophagus and to the stomach and moved into the small intestine seamlessly. This is possible because the proper function of lower esophageal “velve” medically called lower esophageal sphincter (LES) which prevents the stomach acid and the digested foods from entering back into esophagus (reflux). Reflux causes pain and damage to the tissue (esophagus lining is not acid-proof whereas the stomach has protective lining against acid). This improper reflux process is called gastroesophageal reflux and the disease is called gastroesophageal reflux disease GERD). Heartburn effects the older population and males more than Continue reading >>

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  1. lawrence

    insulin and heartburn

    I heard that insulin can give you really bad heartburn . is anyone having the same problem as I am ,and if so how are you treating it . Im not sure that it is the insulin I startedgetting this heartburn about two weeks ago. I do take oral meds as well . I also take meds for my heart . a month after being diognosed with diabetes I had a heart attack , so I dont know if thats what causing the heartburn .I do see the doctor later this week .thanks

  2. lawrence

    Thank you everyone for your advise . I'm not sure what is causing it all of a sudden but I did end up in the hospital because of it . Had a stress test and it came back negative , so my heart is ok. I think my doctor and I have reevaluate my diet . also just to let you guys know I think all of you are wonderful people and I'm really glad to be a part of this site . again thank you everybody . have a wonderful day

  3. lipsie

    Well I am VERY glad you got checked out and the stress test came back okay. And now you are following up with your doctor on this as well, that's great to hear! Sheila

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