Learning more about what causes your heartburn can help you create a strategy to deal with it sooner rather than later.
Despite its name, heartburn* is actually an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid.
The symptoms of heartburn include:
Burning sensation in the throat after a large meal
A burning feeling just below the ribs or breastbone after a large meal
Feeling like food is stuck in the middle of your chest or throat
Read more about the causes of heartburn and what you can do about it.