Heartburn - After you eat or drink, it's normal for your stomach to
produce acid to help digestion. But certain things like
overeating, eating too fast, spicy or fatty foods, alcohol and
tobacco can result in excess acid. That's what causes sour
stomach, stomach upset (acid indigestion) or the burning
sensation (heartburn) that starts in the stomach and moves up
through the upper chest into the throat.
include general discomfort and an uncomfortable feeling of
fullness; all these symptoms can interfere with everyday
In most cases, acid indigestion and heartburn can be reduced
in frequency or stopped altogether by simple changes in diet,
lifestyle, and the use of antacids or acid controllers.
Heartburn symptoms occur when acid moves from its natural
place in the stomach up into the food pipe or esophagus,
causing burning pains. Heartburn can be felt as a burning pain
under the breastbone or at the bottom of the esophagus.