Heartburn can be mild, moderate and severe.5
- Mild heartburn usually occurs around once a month and is usually linked to a specific meal or stressful event. The symptoms are usually mild.
- Moderate heartburn usually occurs around once a week. It causes more symptoms than people with mild heartburn.
- Severe heartburn can occur daily. Many of these people find that their heartburn makes it hard to do their daily activities and can make it hard to sleep.
Heartburn is many times not a minor nuisance. For some people, it can affect almost every aspect of their lives.