How Long Does Heartburn Last

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How long heartburn lasts depends on a number of factors, including underlying causes and conditions.

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How Long Does Heartburn Last

  1. 1. http://www.megavista-health.com/articles/health-condition-articles/heartburn-or-angina-symptoms How Long Does Heartburn Last? Megavista-Health.com
  2. 2. What is heartburn? <ul><li>Burning sensation behind the breastbone (sternum) </li></ul><ul><li>Mild to severe discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Suffers often wonder, “ How long does heartburn last ?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. How long does heartburn last ? <ul><li>No given time frame </li></ul><ul><li>A few minutes to a few days per episode </li></ul><ul><li>Recurring heartburn lasts months or years </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent heartburn over several months can indicate a more serious condition </li></ul><ul><li>GERD – gastro esophageal reflux disease </li></ul>
  4. 4. Underlying Causes <ul><li>Underlying cause a primary indicator </li></ul><ul><li>GERD – symptoms may last longer </li></ul><ul><li>Lower esophageal sphincter malfunctioning </li></ul><ul><li>Stomach acids creep into esophagus </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy, obesity contribute – added pressure, longer heartburn episodes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lifestyle Effects <ul><li>Heartburn caused by eating spicy foods may not last as long </li></ul><ul><li>Several hours is usually adequate to eliminate heartburn caused by foods </li></ul><ul><li>Minor pain may linger for 1-2 days </li></ul><ul><li>Heartburn usually ceases after the offending food is digested fully </li></ul>
  6. 6. Frequent Heartburn <ul><li>Individual episodes come and go </li></ul><ul><li>Chronic heartburn will continue to flare up until treated </li></ul><ul><li>Identify underlying cause </li></ul><ul><li>Food sensitivity </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminating triggers can sometimes eliminate heartburn </li></ul>
  7. 7. Contributing Foods <ul><li>Chocolate </li></ul><ul><li>Spicy </li></ul><ul><li>Hot </li></ul><ul><li>Saucy </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of foods you’ve eaten recently </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate one by one </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol, caffeine can contribute </li></ul><ul><li>Medications </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of everything you ingest </li></ul>
  8. 8. Long Lasting Heartburn <ul><li>Lasts more than a few days </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn’t respond to antacids </li></ul><ul><li>Should be evaluated by a medical professional </li></ul><ul><li>Heart attacks can be mistaken for heartburn </li></ul><ul><li>Are you at risk? Learn to differentiate </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Long Does Heartburn Last ? <ul><li>Many sufferers ask this question </li></ul><ul><li>No easy answer </li></ul><ul><li>Different people respond differently to treatments </li></ul><ul><li>Natural remedies and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the number of attacks, severity of those that occur </li></ul>
  10. 10. Learn More <ul><li>At Megavista Health, we focus on positive, holistic health and nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about natural remedies and solutions that can help reduce the number of heartburn episodes you experience and the severity of those that occur. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.megavista-health.com/articles/health-condition-articles/heartburn-or-angina-symptoms </li></ul>

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