Heartburn is the burning feeling in the course of the esophagus. The cause of heartburn is throwing of acid stomach contents into the lower esophagus; have is also increase the sensitivity of the mucous membrane of the esophagus, dysfunction of the gastric cardia and spastic condition of the gatekeeper.
Heartburn occurs most often in patients with high acidity gastric juice, but sometimes in the absence of hydrochloric acid in it. Heartburn is accompanied by various diseases of the stomach, such as peptic ulcer disease. In addition, heartburn occurs when cholecystitis, pregnant women, with intolerance of some nutrients. Treatment should be directed at eliminating the underlying disease. To eliminate heartburn use a variety of alkali - burnt magnesia, sodium bicarbonate, etc.