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Heartburn occurs within the esophagus and stomach. Stomach acid travels up the esophagus causing a burning feeling in the throat and chest.
Metabolic alkalosis can result when a patient consumes too many antacids due to heartburn. This neutralizes too much of the stomach acid, and leads to an alkalotic state.
Milk is a base and therefore neutralizes acid. Thus, it is a popular home remedy for acid indigestion, also known as heartburn.
there are different types of heart burn meds. like tums is calcium carbonate it basically just neutralizes acid in the stomach. where as meds like prilosec otc keep the stomach from producing so much acid
The correct name is antacid. Indigestion is caused from stomach acid (from any of a number of conditions). The stomach acid needs neutralized (reduced). A base neutralizes acid in the stomach. An antacid does not cure the condition, but merely controls the symptoms of heartburn and indigestion.
Heartburn occurs when digestive juices from the stomach move back up into the esophagus, the tube connecting the throat to the stomach.A bit more:As to what heartburn actually does, it can cause irritation, and even corrosion of the stomach and esophagus. If you have frequent heartburn, or if it's severe, you need to see your doctor.
in your intenstines from acid Heartburn takes place in the esophagus. It occurs when stomach acid travels into the esophagus. The mucus lining in the stomach protects it from the acid, but the esophagus has no such protection. Because of this, you feel a burning sensation from acid going up it.
It neutralizes acid from the stomach.
Pancreatic juices after food has passed through the stomach are secreted which neutralizes the stomach acid