It's very common, but hardly ever is the cause of heartburn diagnosed and treated. Most doctors will prescribe Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPI’s, which only treat the symptoms and actually makes heartburn worse over time. Not only that, but PPI’s are only intended to be taken short term, however, many patients take PPIs for years which increases their risk of many illnesses such as Dementia, various gut infections, and Kidney Disease. This is because proton pumps are used all over the body, so when you take something that inhibits their function, total body effects are a result.
So what causes heart burn then?