So you're feeling some reflux. Should you pop a Tums or call the doctor? Well, it depends. Acid reflux happens when stomach acid is brought up into the esophagus, causing a burning-like sensation otherwise known as heartburn. Sounds harmless, right? Well despite how intense it sounds, acid reflex is actually a natural and common issue people deal with.
Although it’s perfectly normal for people to experience occasional reflux, especially after a big holiday meal, if you’re suffering from frequent reflux (think: multiple episodes a week) then it’s possible you may have a more serious, chronic condition called GERD.