Last Modified on May 15, 2015
What is Heartburn?
Heartburn is normal (and has nothing to do with the heart, except proximity). Everybody gets that burning sensation in their chest from time to time, right behind the breastbone and usually after a meal. It's when heartburn becomes a regular thing that you should become more concerned about your digestive health. Heartburn is simply a burning sensation in the esophagus and throat that comes as a result of stomach acid creeping upwards above the valve that usually closes the passage above the stomach, keeping those acids where they belong.
On the other hand, heartburn that recurs regularly may indicate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or other health conditions, in which case you should see a doctor for a diagnosis. However, occasional heartburn can be easily treated with over-the-counter or better yet home remedies.
Natural Remedies for Heartburn and Indigestion
At present, mustard and apple cider vinegar are easily the most popular home remedies for heartburn here on Earth Clinic, and you can find directions for using them to treat heartburn below. Each seems to reset the gastroesophageal junction or the stomach itself, to put an end to your symptoms. Lying on your back or bending over tends to worsen heartburn symptoms, so sitting and standing or better yet going for a walk are your best bets.
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[YEA] I was having burning and have long suffered with heartburn. I tried the ACV, baking soda and honey last night and it did feel much better. This morning I had a second dose - this time with the organic cider vinegar - but I immediately had the "runs" -. I am wondering' if I should cut back to one tablespoon of ACV since constipation has never been one of my problems - just the opposite. The burning feels a bit better and I am belching a lot but I wonder if I should limit dosage?
Replied by Alena
Salt Lake City, Ut