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Heartburn Symptoms:

Each person can experience heartburn differently. While heartburn symptoms are not the same for everyone, there tend to be some common signs and symptoms of heartburn:

  • Painful burning in the chest, just behind the breastbone, typically 1 to 4 hours after eating
  • Sour or bitter taste in the mouth
  • Excessive burping
  • A hoarse, sore throat
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Coughing or choking while lying down
  • Sleep problems after eating
  • Heartburn can mimic a heart attack. If you have any doubt about the source of your pain, get emergency treatment immediately.

If you are experiencing heartburn symptoms, talk to your doctor about which treatment option may be right for you.

About Heartburn

Heartburn is very common — 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn6. Heartburn can be bothersome and disruptive.


  • What Is Heartburn?
  • Common symptoms
    • Heartburn Symptoms:

      Each person can experience heartburn differently. While heartburn symptoms are not the same for everyone, there tend to be some common signs and symptoms of heartburn:

      • Painful burning in the chest, just behind the breastbone, typically 1 to 4 hours after eating
      • Sour or bitter taste in the mouth
      • Excessive burping
      • A hoarse, sore throat
      • Difficulty swallowing
      • Coughing or choking while lying down
      • Sleep problems after eating
      • Heartburn can mimic a heart attack. If you have any doubt about the source of your pain, get emergency treatment immediately.

      If you are experiencing heartburn symptoms, talk to your doctor about which treatment option may be right for you.

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  • Common causes of heartburn
  • Tips to prevent heartburn
  • Heartburn Treatment Options