What is heartburn?

About Heartburn

Heartburn actually has nothing to do with the heart. Instead, it should be called "upper digestive burn". But let's face it, that doesn't roll off the tongue as easily. So what is heartburn? It's when the stomach acid refluxes back into the esophagus which causes a burning sensation in the chest. But that's only part of the story. Check out the links below to learn about Heartburn and how TUMS antacid helps provide fast heartburn relief. 

What Causes Heartburn

Wondering what causes heartburn? Learn about causes of heartburn, including the types of food that can trigger heartburn.

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Acid Reflux Disease & GERD

Learn more about acid reflux disease and GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Find out how these two medical conditions differ from heartburn.

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Heartburn Symptoms

Common symptoms of heartburn include burping and bloating. Learn more about the common and uncommon heartburn symptoms you might be experiencing.

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Heartburn Relief

Don't let heartburn get in the way of the things you love, such as your favorite foods. Learn more about how calcium carbonate in TUMS® antacid helps fight heartburn.

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Heartburn Facts

Read about heartburn facts from TUMS. Check out heartburn history, who gets heartburn and more.

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Heartburn During Pregnancy

Dealing with pregnancy is hard enough. Getting heartburn while pregnant is a pain. Learn what causes heartburn during pregnancy and how TUMS can help.

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