What does chest pain from acid reflux feel like?

Heartburn typically feels like a burning in the center of your chest, behind your breastbone. When you have heartburn, you may also feel symptoms like: A burning feeling in your chest that can last anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours. Pain in your chest when you bend over or lay down.

How long can chest pain from acid reflux last?

The uncomfortable symptoms of heartburn can last for two hours or longer, depending on the cause. Mild heartburn that occurs after eating spicy or acidic food typically lasts until the food has been digested. Heartburn symptoms may also return several hours after they first appeared if you bend over or lie down.

Does water help with acid reflux?

Water. In general, drinking water can help balance the pH of a particularly acidic meal, which may help to lower the risk of acid reflux. Studies show that drinking mineral water with a high hydrogen carbonate content can help to alleviate the frequency and severity of acid reflux.

How do I get rid of heaviness in my chest?

Each of the following causes of chest heaviness or pain may have a different treatment:

  1. Muscle strain: Pain-relieving medication, rest, and compresses can heal the strain over time.
  2. GERD: Lifestyle and dietary changes can often prevent symptoms.
  3. Pericarditis: A doctor may prescribe medication to reduce inflammation.

How do I relieve Gerd pain?

Lifestyle and dietary changes

  • Medication
  • Endoscopic therapy
  • Surgery
  • How does acid reflux make you feel?


  • chronic throat clearing
  • feeling of a “lump” in the throat
  • chronic cough or cough that wakes you from your sleep
  • choking episodes
  • “rawness” in the throat
  • voice problems (particularly in singers or voice professionals)
  • What causes a sudden, sharp pain in the chest?

    Heart attack. Image credit: Catherine McQueen/Getty Images.

  • Heartburn. Heartburn is chest pain that occurs when stomach acid leaks out of the stomach and back up into the esophagus (food pipe).
  • Pericarditis.
  • Angina.
  • Precordial catch syndrome.
  • Panic attacks.
  • Strains and fractures.
  • Pleuritis.
  • Prevention.
  • When to see a doctor.
  • What are common non-cardiac causes of chest pain?

    Some less-common problems that can cause non-cardiac chest pain include: Muscle or bone problems in the chest, chest wall, or spine (back) Lung conditions or diseases, including diseases of the pleura, the tissue that covers the lungs Stomach problems, such as ulcers Stress, anxiety, or depression