What is "heartburn"?

John Collins collins at UMBI.UMD.EDU
Wed Sep 11 18:21:45 EST 1996


Why is stomach pain called "heartburn"?

On 11 Sep 1996, Dan Phelan wrote: For the past week I have been
experiencing sharp burning sensations in my stomach - heartburn. This
onslaught coincided with some work that was being done on the roof of the
building i work in. Could a lacquer/sealer be causing my stomach to do
flips? 




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