Heartburn and acid refluxOverview


Acid reflux is where stomach acid travels up to your throat from your stomach. It can cause a burning feeling in your chest called heartburn.


Symptoms of acid reflux include heartburn and an unpleasant taste in your mouth.


It's not always obvious what causes acid reflux. It can be caused or made worse by some foods and drinks, and things like stress or pregnancy.


You can help heartburn and acid reflux with things like eating smaller meals and not eating shortly before bed. Medicines like antacids can also help.

Page last reviewed: 24/08/2017
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