Gastroesophageal reflux disease

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16 Tips to Tame Heartburn

Get a Handle on Heartburn

Get a Handle on Heartburn

Most of us are all too familiar with “heartburn,” that burning sensation in the chest or throat that usually comes on after eating a big meal or certain foods. When this feeling is persistent, it goes by the medical term “gastroespohageal reflux disease,” or GERD, and affects about 20% of the US population. Fortunately, simple changes to your eating habits and other smart tips can help put out the heartburn fire. Here are some quick, easy ways to ease the burn.

By Katherine Solem. Katherine is a health writer and editor living in San Francisco. Published September 9, 2010. Updated August 5, 2015.
Reviewed by Shira Goldenholz, MD, MPH on August 3, 2015.