Learn the Basics

If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD or suspect that you may have it, you’ll want to know exactly what that means.  Get to know the physiology of acid reflux—what’s happening in your body—and its causes. What are the long-term effects of the condition and is the damage reversible? Most importantly, what can you do to prevent annoying symptoms like heartburn and sore throat? The better you understand GERD, the more you can do to avoid episodes and ease symptoms—and the more comfortably you can live your life.

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Heartburn

Heartburn is a symptom that rarely has anything to do with your heart. It occurs when you feel a burning sensation in your chest that is often accompanied by a bitter taste in your throat or mouth. Symptoms of heartburn may get worse after you eat  More »

Chest Pain

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people ages 15 and older visit the emergency room. In 2008, about nine percent of all ER visits were related to chest pain. (More »

Abdominal Pain

Abdominal pain is pain that occurs between the chest and pelvic regions. Abdominal pain can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Organs in the abdomen are: intestines kidneys appendix spleen stomach gallbladder liver pancreas Inflammation  More »

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