This is not medical advice.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, which means many Americans will be indulging in hamburgers, hot dogs and plenty of other fried, fatty foods. While these barbecue favorites are staples of the summer grilling season, they may come with an unwanted side effect: heartburn.
According to the American College of Gastroenterology, nearly everyone experiences heartburn at some point in their lives. However, roughly 20 percent of the U.S. population suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which entails heartburn symptoms multiple times per week, as well as potential esophageal damage.
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