Originally Posted by UncleWede
So what can I do to reduce the heartburn and aftertaste from lunch? I eat lunch around noon, and typically start my run about 5:15. About 1/2 way thru I get some horrible heartburn/aftertaste. Do I need to drink a bunch more water during the afternoon to wash the flavors away?
Definitely see a doc. You may have GERD (reflux disease), which should not be left untreated. The medication is pretty easy to take and very, very effective.
As has already been mentioned, untreated heartburn can lead to a number of complications. Don't self-medicate - heartburn can also be due to a number of other things. Don't get alarmed, but you really need to see a doctor, in order to understand what treatment you specifically need.