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Heartburn reveals itself as a burning sensation in the lower chest. The burning sensation is often accompanied by a sour or bitter taste in the throat and mouth. Heartburn does in fact, as its name may suggest, not affect the heart. Heartburns occur ordinarily after a meal or while lying down and can take anywhere from minutes to hours before subsiding. Symptoms of heartburn are moreover followed by a burning feeling in the chest located behind the sternum, a burning sensation in the throat, a sour or bitter taste in the mouth, inhibited swallowing, burping, continuous coughing, a hoarseness or even impairment of voice for no obvious reason, wheezing, and spitting up after nearly every meal in babies. Heartburn is treated with medication, antacids, dietary interventions to avoid foods that may provoke the condition, surgery, Homoeopathy, herbal remedies, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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