Heartburn and GERD Center
Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chestthe main symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- What is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?
- What are the risk factors?
- What are the symptoms?
- How is it diagnosed?
- How is it treated?
- What are the screening tests?
- How can I reduce my risk?
- What should I ask my healthcare provider about GERD?
Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
While foods aren't normally the cause of GERD, they may aggravate its symptoms. Learn more about which foods are commonly irritating.
Aside from stomach problems, some research suggests that pain medications can cause complications of GERD, particularly in the elderly.
The chest pain known as angina, which is a symptom of coronary artery disease, is sometimes misinterpreted as heartburn, and vice versa. This article outlines how to differentiate between one chest pain and another.
Your family has just finished dinner when someone at the table starts feeling a burning sensation in their chest. It isnt your spouse or Aunt Mabel, but your child. The burning sensation, or heartburn, is one symptom of GERD.
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