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Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, also called heartburn or acid indigestion, occurs when stomach acid bubbles up from the stomach triggering a sharp burning sensation. Both adults and children can suffer from heartburn or indigestion from eating too much, too fast, or too spicy foods. Overeating or lying down right after a meal can also increase the likelihood heartburn or indigestion so it’s a good idea to schedule major meals at least an hour before naps or bedtime.

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