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Heartburn

Also called: GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Reflux

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The answer depends on whether you're about to try an over-the-counter antacid or a long-term prescription drug. Each heartburn treatment works...
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Some medications need at least a little bit of stomach acidity to break down and be absorbed by your body. Ask your pharmacist about the specific...
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Your pharmacist can answer questions about medications, side effects, and drug interactions but can't prescribe new medications for heartburn. See...
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In 2008, researchers from Duke, M.D. Anderson, UNC, U. Michigan, and NCI published their findings on the use of flaxseed supplementation as a...
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These are the foods that irritate a damaged esophageal lining and should be limited or eaten in small portions:Citrus fruits and juices.Tomato...
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Heartburn (indigestion) is a burning feeling that starts in the stomach and seems to rise to the throat. It occurs during pregnancy because your...
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These prescription drugs are used in the treatment of severe heartburn or GERD. These medications help speed gastric emptying, reducing the amount of...
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Acid reflux is the backflow of stomach content into the esophagus. Acid reflux generally occurs because the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxes...
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This digestive condition is caused when the acid contents of the stomach regularly go back up into the esophagus. Heartburn is the most common...
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Heartburn is a burning discomfort that is generally felt in the chest just behind the breastbone. The burning sensation results when harsh stomach...
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A description of your symptoms may be all a doctor requires to diagnose heartburn, but sometimes additional testing may be necessary. The esophagus...
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This is actually not common. I looked at the literature to see if there was any type of drug interaction and there is not. I would advise calling...
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I am concerned that you have "serious" heartburn as frequently as you described and would like to know if you have been evaluated by a...
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This is an interesting request. I would need to ask you a few more questions because there really isn’t any "home remedy" for heartburn. I...
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This is a good question because there are a few probiotics on the market that are helpful with the symptoms of IBS. Some patients may be treating...
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