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What is heartburn?

Heartburn is a burning feeling in your chest. It's not a problem with your heart. It's a problem with how your body handles food. It happens when acid from your stomach backs up into your food pipe (esophagus).

Most people have heartburn from time to time. There are many simple things you can do to treat it. But if you have heartburn often, you may need to see a doctor.

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