Home > Medical > Heartburn > Normal digestion Normal digestion All sections in Heartburn » About Heartburn » Dyspepsia » FAQs » Health Tips » Helicobacter pylori » Heartburn News » Normal Digestion » Peptic Ulcers » Self-treatment Is it heartburn or is it something more serious? If you suffer from heartburn, you should learn to distinguish between the normal symptoms of heartburn and symptoms of something more serious. GORD - the function of the stomach The main function of the stomach is to break down and digest food in order to extract necessary nutrients from what you have eaten. GORD – what can go wrong? Most people experience indigestion from time to time. Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Test Is my heartburn serious? » Ask CyberDoc » Quiz Eating to prevent heartbun » What is reflux? Most people use the term 'heartburn' when they describe this condition. This is actually a very accurate description, although the condition has nothing to do with the heart. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.