Harvard Men's Health Watch
The best ways to manage heartburn
On call Q. I have about three episodes of heartburn per month and it often lasts all day. What do you suggest? A. Heartburn is caused by stomach acid moving up and out of the stomach and into the lower part of the esophagus. Reducing the overall acidity in the stomach protects the esophagus from irritation when the stomach contents back up (reflux).