Acid reflux symptoms should not be ignored. Chronic acid reflux can lead to further health complications GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer.
Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, the tube running from the mouth to the stomach.
What is heartburn? Heartburn is a burning pain behind the breastbone. It is caused when stomach acid refluxes through the LES and irritates the esophagus.