Symptoms Burning Under Breastbone Heartburn

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  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which acids from the stomach flow back up into the esophagus ("food pipe").
  • About half of American adults experience GERD at least once a month.
  • People of all ages are susceptible to GERD.
  • Elderly people with GERD tend to have a more serious condition than younger people.
  • The hallmark symptoms of GERD are:
    • Heartburn: a burning sensation in the chest and throat.
    • Regurgitation: a sensation of acid backed up in the esophagus.
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