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    heartburn ???
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    An_254971 posted:
    hi, I just got this strange burning sensation in the middle of my chest followed by a gagging nasty sensation in my throat... is it heartburn ?
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    diytestkitsdotcom responded:
    Hi An_254971,


    Are you a heavy coffee or tea drinker? Or do you consume a lot of carbonated beverages everyday?


    A burning sensation in the chest area is a characteristic of heartburn or the tel-tell sign you are experiencing one. This gagging sensation you are saying is this accompanied by a sour taste? That is probably acid reflux, what would usually cause heartburn.


    If this persists, you need to get a doctor's professional opinion on it, because it may be symptomatic to something else. But, if it happens only once in a while and far between, just rethink on the food you had consumed in the past hours - there are certain food stuffs that cause this sensation; mainly carbonated drinks, spicy foods, and starch-based foods.


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