Heartburn is actually just another name for gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), or acid reflux for short. People call acid reflux “heartburn” because it literally feels like your chest is on fire “Heartburn is the common term people use because they feel a burning sensation in the chest, but it’s really acid reflux coming up from your stomach into your esophagus and causing pain,” he explains.
But it’s not just a burning sensation, people with acid reflux may also:
• Feel like food is coming back up into their throat;
• Have a chronic cough, especially at night when they’re laying down flat;
• Or have trouble swallowing because of inflammation in the esophagus.
Luckily, there are also foods to help you combat heartburn by either preventing it or helping to relieve it. Here are the foods you might want to consider adding to your diet to help cool the burn.
Foods That Help Heartburn, According to Gastroenterologists