Meaning of heartburn in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɑːtbəːn/

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mass noun
  • A form of indigestion felt as a burning sensation in the chest, caused by acid regurgitation into the oesophagus.

    ‘Many patients mean heartburn or acid regurgitation, the classic symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.’
    • ‘Antacids are used to relieve the symptoms of acid reflux, caused by heartburn or indigestion.’
    • ‘However, it may cause a feeling of warmth or burning in the chest, often called heartburn.’
    • ‘Mild symptoms may also be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn.’
    • ‘Symptoms of heartburn are often mistaken for signs of a heart attack or heart disease.’
    • ‘This bacterium is responsible for many cases of ulcers, chronic heartburn and gastritis.’
    • ‘If this muscle weakens or relaxes at the wrong time, stomach acid backs up causing heartburn.’
    • ‘I want to warn people about using baking soda to treat heartburn and indigestion.’
    • ‘I thought this can't be heartburn or indigestion or something, as those are the first things you think of obviously.’
    • ‘Trials that included only patients with heartburn and acid reflux were excluded’
    • ‘This may have no apparent cause at all, or may be caused by a common complaint such as heartburn or acid reflux.’
    • ‘Some people get mild heartburn and other symptoms of GORD most days, but for most people, acid reflux is rare.’
    • ‘Associated symptoms may include heartburn, upper abdominal bloating, or belching.’
    • ‘We were astonished by the severity of heartburn and other symptoms in our patients.’
    • ‘In people with simple heartburn, heartburn happens occasionally after particularly big or spicy or fatty meal.’
    • ‘But sometimes pain in the chest may be mistaken for heartburn when it is really a sign of heart disease.’
    • ‘Pregnant women can alleviate heartburn by keeping their weight increase within the recommended limits and eating sensibly.’
    • ‘Headache, heartburn and flushing are possible side effects of all three drugs.’
    • ‘It is very unlikely that the soap remedy will cause harm, such as heartburn.’
    • ‘These cause heartburn or regurgitation, cramping pain behind the chest and pressure.’
    indigestion, dyspepsia, acidity, hyperacidity
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