Pharmacy Corner
Heartburn: A Burning Sensation Who gets heartburn?
Who gets heartburn

Almost anyone can get heartburn. Both men and women are equally likely to get heartburn. It is more common in adults than children.5

Some people are at higher risk of heartburn, these include people:1

  • who are overweight or obese
  • who are pregnant
  • who smoke
  • with a family history of heartburn or stomach problems
  • who drink too much alcohol
    • >30 drinks per week for men
    • >20 drinks per week for women
  • with a high level of stress