Thanks for writing in.
In all likelihood, you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease
. It is unlikely that it is a heart condition. This problem occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (a band of muscle that surrounds the lower end of the esophagus
) becomes lax and the food and acid reflux
into the esophagus.
I would suggest the following:
a. Take tablet Prevacid OTC once a day 1 hour before you eat. This will greatly help
b. Have small meals several times a day
c. Have an early dinner
d. Avoid alcohol and smoking
If the symptoms do not improve, please see your physician for a course of proton pump
inhibitors like pantoprazole
Hope this helps.