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Heartburn

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

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GERD happens when acid from your stomach enters the tube (esophagus) that connects your mouth to your stomach. This may cause a burning feeling in...
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Yes. Heartburn is a common side effect of many medications, from aspirin to osteoporosis drugs to steroids.
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Simple heartburn that passes relatively quickly isn't dangerous -- certainly not life-threatening. But chronic, severe heartburn, especially with...
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Many doctors and pharmacists suggest over-the-counter antacids for occasional heartburn. If heartburn symptoms persist, your doctor may suggest...
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One safe, first step is to cut out any foods and drinks that trigger your heartburn symptoms. Coffee, chocolate, carbonated drinks, spicy foods...
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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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