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Heartburn is a burning sensation in the upper abdomen or breastbone that results from irritation of the esophagus, according to WebMD. The cause of the irritation is stomach acid. The name "heartburn" stems from the symp... More »

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Heartburn symptoms in women include a burning sensation behind the breastbone following meals and a sensation of food being lodged in the throat, according to WebMD. Women with heartburn may also experience a burning sen... More »

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Uncontrolled chronic heartburn ultimately leads to esophagitis, a condition that thins the stomach lining, causes esophageal bleeding, eats away at the esophagus and causes esophageal ulcers, explains WebMD. Chronic hear... More »

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