Heartburn is a digestive problem that occurs when acids in the stomach come in contact with the lining of the esophagus and it causes irritation. This irritation feels like a burning sensation that builds up in the upper abdomen, behind the breastbone and make your chest feel like it’s on fire. The burning and chest pain may travel from your diaphragm all the way to your throat, and may be accompanied with a sour taste and the sensation of food re-entering your mouth.
Most people suffer from heartburn occasionally, usually after a meal. There are several precautions you can take to avoid the causes of heartburn.
A quick remedy to the burning sensation of a heartburn would be to drink a glass of milk. Milk will help counter the acidity in the stomach and esophagus and provide instant soothing and relief to heartburn. After drinking a glass of milk, you should be feeling better in a matter of minutes.