Heartburn: an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid.
Acid Reflux: a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.
Also called gastroesophageal reflux, acid reflux, GERD.
Acid Reflux=chronic heartburn. I had/have it so bad from my pregnancies all Tums ever did was turn it into fruity flavored heartburn. I've been on a prescription for years now that I KNOW when I've forgotten to take it for the day.
at 4:02 PM on May. 10, 2011