Don't let that heartburn go untreated
You may be risking a condition linked to esophageal cancer.
Onions, garlic, tomato, and spicy foods like chili can trigger heartburn.
Occasional heartburn is nothing to worry about. But chronic heartburn may put you at risk for a precancerous condition called Barrett's esophagus. "We are seeing more patients with Barrett's. It's unclear whether this is due to a true increase or improved awareness," says Barrett's expert Dr. Norman Nishioka, associate professor at Harvard Medical School.