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Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder in which the stomach's contents flow back up into the esophagus.
A handy guide to help you tell the two apart.
Read more about the chronic condition with symptoms similar to heartburn.
Triggered by an increase of acid in your esophagus, acid reflux disease may develop for a variety of reasons. Here are some of the most common ones.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is similar to GERD but with varying symptoms. Read more about this digestive disorder.
More than half of all pregnant women report symptoms of severe heartburn, particularly during their second and third trimesters. Here's why.
Heartburn in infants and young children is usually a sign of gastroesophageal reflux (also called GERD or acid reflux).
Lifestyle changes sometimes help prevent symptoms of GERD, a chronic form of heartburn.