What are symptoms of heartburn?

Typical symptoms of heartburn are a burning type of pain that radiates from the upper abdomen to the chest and back of the throat. Many people also experience belching and the taste of stomach acid in the mouth. The symptoms most often occur after a heavy meal or when lying down at bedtime.
If you have heartburn, you may have these symptoms:
  • Burning feeling behind your breastbone
  • Chest pain when you lie down or bend over
  • Bitter, hot, or sour taste in your mouth
  • Hoarse voice or sore throat

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