Heartburn is a common condition that affects more than 70 million in US alone and many millions more worldwide. And also it is an early symptom to Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) .
Many times we feel heartburn after taking meals and we take antacids to suppress these sensations, but in chronic cases they get repeated quite often and are necessarily an early symptom to the GERD.
However there is a difference between the heartburn and acid reflux like GERD.
Someone having heartburn may not have the acid reflux and one who is having acid reflex ailment may not have heartburn.
3. An indepth overview of Heartburn, treatment and prevention