Heartburn, also known as gastric reflux or indigestion, happens after you eat and food is in your stomach. In the stomach, food is broken down by acids. Usually these acids stay in your stomach because a valve blocks the acids from going up the esophagus. Sometimes this valve doesn't work properly because the muscle weakens. When this happens, gastric acids can travel up the esophagus and cause a burning sensation -- this is heartburn. When these acids travel up into the mouth and then down into the lungs, they can cause gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Symptoms of heartburn and GERD include:
irritating burning sensation in the chest or throat
middle back pain
bitter, acidic taste in the mouth
an increase in the burning sensation while lying down
Breast cancer treatments that can cause heartburn and GERD are:
Tykerb (chemical name: lapatinib), a targeted therapy
Bisphosphonates, medicines that are used to protect bones during breast cancer treat...
Each pregnancy can bring different symptoms and different ways of being uncomfortable. I have gone through three pregnancies and each one was different and unique. During one pregnancy, the most difficult symptom was being tired. I believe I could have slept the entire nine months easily. In another pregnancy, I suffered from morning sickness, the whole time. And in the third pregnancy, I had heartburn. Heartburn that stopped me from sleeping. Heartburn that severely limited my diet. Heartburn that came no matter what I ate. Heartburn that hurt.
Heartburn is caused when the valve between your stomach and your esophagus is not working properly. Normally this valve stops stomach acids from entering the esophagus. During pregnancy there are two main causes of heartburn. The first is the hormone progesterone. This hormone causes the valve to relax. The second occurs during the third trimester. The growing uterus can push up on the valve, causing it to open. Both reasons cause stoma...
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