Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Heartburn and acid reflux are common digestive disorders that occur when stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, causing a burning sensation in the chest and throat.

While they are often confused with each other, heartburn and acid reflux are actually two different conditions.

Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux and is characterized by a burning sensation in the chest, typically after eating.

It is caused by the backward flow of stomach acid into the esophagus, which irritates the lining of the esophagus and causes discomfort.