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  1. Hello,
    Welcome to medimetry!

    The symptoms suggest that you might be having Gastro esophageal reflux disease, which is caused by the reflux of acid from stomach to esophagus due to relaxation of the sphincter at the lower part of esophagus.
    Investigation like Upper GI endoscopy will be helpful in clinching the diagnosis.

    Management consists of:
    1. Lifestyle modification- like weight reduction, sleeping on the left side, or with upper body raised.
    2. Dietary modification- avoid consuming irritating substances such as acidic & rich foods, caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol.
    3. Medical management- Proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole,Pantoprazole (which prevent acid formation in stomach)

    If symptoms still persist, it will be better to consult a Gastroenterologist.

    There is no need to worry...you will be fine.
    Wish you a good health & speedy recovery.
    Take care.