My Teenager has Heartburn

My Teenager has Heartburn

Heartburn refers to pain in the chest that occurs when stomach acid spreads back up into the food pipe or esophagus.  This is known as acid reflux.  Up to 10% of American teenagers complain of heartburn due to acid reflux.  Other teenagers complain of:

  • a sore throat
  • hoarse voice
  • sour taste in the mouth
  • frequent burping of acid into the mouth
  • trouble swallowing
  • a feeling that food is stuck in the throat
  • waking up because of a choking feeling
  • frequent coughing or throat clearing
  • bad breath

Learn more about teenagers with acid reflux, the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment in this video:


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