About Heartburn-When to See a Doctor
Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. Occasional heartburn is common, especially after big meals, and usually is not serious. But sometimes, that burning sensation can indicate something more serious, such as ulcers, bleeding or an inflammation of the lining of the esophagus. Heartburn symptoms:
- A burning pain in the chest that usually occurs after eating and may occur at night
- Pain that worsens when lying down or bending over
- Bitter or acidic taste in the mouth
Gastroenterologists recommend contacting your doctor’s office if your heartburn won’t go away after two weeks, get it more than twice a week, you’re having trouble swallowing, or your heartburn is causing nausea and vomiting.
Seek immediate help if you experience severe chest pain or pressure, especially when combined with other signs and symptoms such as pain in the arm or jaw or difficulty breathing. Such chest pain may be a symptom of a heart attack. Don’t take this lightly. We want you as a long-time customer.
NaturCress is for occasional heartburn and it is not a drug. Contact your doctor about frequent heartburn.