What triggers heartburn and what can I do to prevent it?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Overeating, being overweight, and certain medications can all cause heartburn. Find out what you can do to prevent heartburn as Dr. Oz talks with Dr. Robynne K. Chutkan in this video.

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