Heartburn and gas can occur together. Although one does not cause the other, they may make each other worse. Certain underlying conditions can potentially cause both heartburn and gas. In these cases, treating the underlying condition will help relieve both the gas and heartburn.
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Heartburn affects more than 60 million Americans every month.
It is best described as a painful, burning sensation that occurs in the lower chest area.
Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, a condition where stomach acid escapes into the esophagus, the tube that delivers food and beverages to your stomach.