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Symptoms Of Heartburn And Indigestion


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The symptoms of heartburn and indigestion are similar, and they often occur at the same time. Despite this, they are actually different conditions.

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Symptoms Of Heartburn And Indigestion

  1. 1. Symptoms of Heartburn and Indigestion
  2. 2. Symptoms of Heartburn and Indigestion <ul><li>Not the same condition </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms can be similar </li></ul><ul><li>Conditions often occur simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Identification can be difficult </li></ul>
  3. 3. Symptoms of Indigestion <ul><li>Feeling of fullness or discomfort while eating or after a meal </li></ul><ul><li>Indigestion often involves a burning sensation typically felt in the upper stomach area </li></ul><ul><li>Acidic taste in the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Bloating </li></ul><ul><li>Gas </li></ul><ul><li>Abdominal pain </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shared Underlying Causes <ul><li>Indigestion and heartburn do share some underlying causes such as </li></ul><ul><li>Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) </li></ul><ul><li>Smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Stress </li></ul><ul><li>Alcohol consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Eating certain foods, eating too much, or eating too fast </li></ul><ul><li>Pregnancy is also a cause of both indigestion and heartburn. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Symptoms of Heartburn <ul><li>Burning sensation in the chest and throat </li></ul><ul><li>Burning should not be confused with pain; pain that radiates is a sign of a serious heart condition </li></ul><ul><li>Hoarse sounding voice </li></ul><ul><li>Sore throat </li></ul><ul><li>Acidic or salty taste in the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Regurgitation </li></ul><ul><li>Feeling that food is stuck in the throat or chest </li></ul>
  6. 6. Identifying Heartburn <ul><li>Symptoms usually present themselves soon after a meal </li></ul><ul><li>Can last from a few minutes to a few hours </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms often worsen when lying down </li></ul><ul><li>Most heartburn should respond to antacids </li></ul><ul><li>Pain that does not lessen with antacid treatment should be evaluated by a medical professional </li></ul>
  7. 7. When to Seek Treatment <ul><li>If you become dizzy, lightheaded, experience a cold sweat, or have sudden pain that worsens – be evaluated for possible heart conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Learning to identify heartburn and indigestion is important – especially if you are at risk of developing heart conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to distinguish the symptoms from those of more serious conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Seek medical treatment immediately for unusual symptoms that could otherwise be mistaken </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learn More <ul><li>At Megavista Health, we focus on positive, holistic health and nutrition. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit our website to learn more about the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>