Can be anything from a dull pain, to a sharp pain, burning pain, and sharp burning pain. The pain can be so severe that people go to the hospital thinking they are having a heart attack. This is one of the reasons we always recommend working with your doctor.
As an aside, a doctor once told me. When he was on call and whenever he was awaken by someone thinking they were having a heart attack he would check on the patient, saw they weren’t having a heart attack and gave the patient ant-acid and the doctor slept like a baby.
Medicinally there are ant-acids and proton pump inhibitors. Studies show a big problem with medicines, they dilute or reduce the acid balance in the stomach which in turn, doesn’t allow for fully digesting the foods eaten, therefore certain minerals such as calcium cannot be absorbed, and long term can cause bone loss that can lead to bone fractures.
This imbalance also allows for certain bad organisms to flourish and cause serious problems. Note: That the Proton Pump inhibitors state that they are only to be used for two weeks without doctor’s supervision. There are further complications of when trying to get off these medications, which can cause a rebound effect that is why the best solutions are the natural ones.
Natural Heartburn Treatments:
The first ones doctors recommend is lifestyle changes, which include not eating certain foods such as chocolate and fatty foods. It also includes eating small meals, losing weight, and waiting 3 hours before lying down, and sleeping with the mattress being raised.