inside circus tent drawing |Treatments For

inside circus tent drawing Home Remedies (☑ Heartburn) | inside circus tent drawing Cure Your Acid Reflux

inside circus tent drawing Naturally (🔴 10 Remedies) | inside circus tent drawing Heartburn Naturallyhow to inside circus tent drawing for What Is The Lower Esophageal Sphincter Called
Skip to Content
All
inside circus tent drawing 10 Foods To Eat (⭐️ 10 Home Remedies) | inside circus tent drawing Symptomshow to inside circus tent drawing for Close
Browse all medications: a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 0-9

Heartburn vs Acid Reflux vs GERD - What is the difference?

Medically reviewed by C. Fookes, BPharm Last updated on Aug 29, 2019.

Official Answer

by Drugs.com

The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD each have a slightly different meaning.

  • Heartburn describes the feeling that acid makes when it rises up your esophagus (the tube that connects your throat to your stomach). People say it feels like your heart is burning…hence the term heartburn. The esophagus lies directly behind the heart, so the burning sensation that acid makes when it touches the tissues lining your esophagus is why it feels like it is coming from your heart.
  • Acid reflux is what causes heartburn. Stomach acid is escaping out of your stomach and up your esophagus. This is normally due to a weak lower esophageal sphincter (the circular band of muscle that stops the contents of your stomach from regurgitating upwards).
  • GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease and it is a medical condition. GERD results from a weak lower esophageal sphincter which causes reflux which may lead to symptoms such as heartburn. Reflux from GERD refers to the backflow of stomach contents into the esophagus which may be either acidic or non-acidic. Nonacid reflux may not cause any symptoms.
Recently Approved
  • Avsola

    Avsola (infliximab-axxq) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker for 1 last update 2020/05/28 biosimilar to...Avsola (infliximab-axxq) is a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blocker biosimilar to...

  • RediTrex

    RediTrex (methotrexate) is a folate analog metabolic inhibitor indicated for...

  • Oxbryta

    inside circus tent drawing 7 Ways To Relieve (☑ To Eat) | inside circus tent drawing Acid Refluxhow to inside circus tent drawing for Oxbryta (voxelotor) is an oral, HbS (sickle hemoglobin) polymerization...

  • Exservan

    Exservan (riluzole) an oral film formulation of the approved glutamate...

MoreMore

Subscribe to our newsletters

Drugs.com Mobile Apps

The easiest way to lookup drug information, identify pills, check interactions and set up your own personal medication records. Available for Android and iOS devices.

Explore Apps

inside circus tent drawing Heartburn Naturally (🔴 Foods To Avoid) | inside circus tent drawing Natural Heartburn Remedieshow to inside circus tent drawing for About

inside circus tent drawing GERD Diet (🔥 To Eat) | inside circus tent drawing How To Get Ridhow to inside circus tent drawing for Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 2 Dec 2019), Cerner Multum™ (updated 2 Dec 2019), Wolters Kluwer™ (updated 30 Nov 2019) and others.

  • Third Party Advertising

  • We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information - verify here

  • Copyright © 2000-2019 Drugs.com. All rights the 1 last update 2020/05/28 reserved.All rights reserved.

inside circus tent drawing Instant Heartburn Relief (☑ Treatments) | inside circus tent drawing Anti-Reflux Diethow to inside circus tent drawing for Hide