Heartburn or acid reflux

Acid reflux is also known as heartburn or acid indigestion. It creates a burning pain in the lower chest area and often after eating. Acid reflux is often associated with our lifestyle and eating habits.  Eating frequent but smaller meals can help reduce your risk of heartburn and acid reflux diseases. Reduced consumption of carbonated drinks and alcohol along with exercise may help to reduce the symptoms.

Symptoms to note:

  • Hard to swallow food down your throat
  • Indigestion for 3 weeks or more
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Frequent burping or trapped wind
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain in the upper stomach area


People who suffer from persistent heartburn for more than 3 weeks should seek help from doctor or a Gastroenterologist as it may lead to stomach and oesophageal cancers or other medical conditions.