Gastroesophageal reflux disease which is more commonly known in the UK as GERD or heart burn is usually caused by sudden changes in the barrier between the stomach and food pipe which may be down to the likes of abnormal relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter or a build up of acid in the stomach.
The feeling does almost feel like it is burning the heart. For people who suffer with this on a regular basis, it can cause havoc when enjoying a rich and dense meal. However, GERD can be combated with various medicines.
By taking soothing tablets that turn hydrochloric acid in the stomach to water can help drastically. Due to the nature of acid which effects delicate parts of the body internally, when the acid touches areas of the food pipe which is a delicate area, pain is ensued. Whilst when the acid has been turned to water from a soothing tablet, this is not the case.