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12 Reasons Why You Have Heartburn

Have you ever felt a burning sensation right behind your breastbone that sometimes travels up to your throat? You’re probably experiencing heartburn. Also known as acid reflux, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease, heartburn occurs when your lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes inappropriately, allowing stomach acid to reflux backward into your esophagus and burn tissue that cannot withstand the acid’s low pH. Most of the factors that trigger...

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