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FAQ > Esophagus (5 entries)

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  • What is heartburn? Heartburn is a burning sensation a person experiences when stomach juices flow up into the esophagus. It is usually felt directly under the breastbone or ...
  • When is heartburn significant? Some people have occasional bouts of heartburn after eating a spicy meal or while drinking alcohol. Burning or pressure under the breastbone which occurs ...
  • What is reflux? Reflux occurs when stomach juices flow up into the esophagus and possibly the mouth. Reflux may cause irritation of the esophagus, the throat, and even ...
  • What is a hiatus hernia? The diaphragm is a muscle which partitions the body horizontally so that it divides the body cavity into chest and abdomen compartments. Everything ...
  • Why do I burp? Burping is not necessarily a sign of disease. If the lower end of the esophagus (food pipe) is somewhat loose, swallowed air will not ...