Heartburn is the name given to the burning feeling or heat that begins in your chest or throat and rises upwards to the throat.
Acid reflux is the reverse passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus (‘food pipe’) which can cause heartburn.
Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia, is a general term for pain or discomfort felt after meals in the stomach region, associated with difficulty in digesting food.
Trapped wind is a very common condition causing pain or discomfort around the digestive system, usually due to a build up of pressure in your stomach or abdomen.
Heartburn is very common during pregnancy especially during the third trimester. Heartburn affects 22% of women in the first trimester, 39% in the second and up to 72% in the last.
Breakfast is widely regarded as the most important meal of the day - but many of us skip it because we'd rather push the snooze button and have an extra five minutes in bed.
Quite often, the terms acid reflux and indigestion are used interchangeably without fully understanding the differences between the two.
Stress can be a major contributor to heartburn or indigestion – which is all the more reason to adopt healthy ways of dealing with stress.
Heartburn is an extremely uncomfortable experience that affects thousands of people across Britain on a daily basis.