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    1. Heartburn Surgery Offers Relief.

      If medication doesn't solve your heartburn woes, you may need to consider surgery. "Surgery is successful for most patients -- in fact, the patient who has done well with medications but doesn't want to take them long-term will do well with surgery," says Radhika Srinivasan, MD, a gastrointestinal s

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    2. Gas, Bloating: Always Uncomfortable?

      Upset stomach got you down? Gas, bloating, and bathroom problems are a constant battle for many people -- often the symptoms are related to diet, but there are some more serious medical conditions that may be the culprit. Most people know that beans, broccoli, and onions can cause gas, but what most

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    3. GERD Surgery Pricey In Short Term

      Even though it cuts the need for anti-acid drugs, GERD surgery isn't cost-effective in the short term. GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disease -- happens when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus doesn't work right. This lets acid escape the stomach and burn its way up the esophagus. Seve

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    4. When Heartburn Gets Serious.

      Ignoring heartburn -- just putting up with it, popping a few pills day after day -- isn't necessarily the best plan. There are complications that can result from letting the problem linger. "When heartburn is not appropriately treated, acid reflux can cause erosion and ulcers in the lining of the es

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    5. GERD Surgery Pricey in Short Term

      Oct. 22, 2002 -- Even though it cuts the need for anti-acid drugs, GERD surgery isn't cost-effective in the short term. GERD -- gastroesophageal reflux disease -- happens when the valve between the stomach and the esophagus doesn't work right. This lets acid escape the stomach and burn its way up th

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    6. Heartburn Surgery Offers Relief

      "Surgery is successful for most patients -- in fact, the patient who has done well with medications but doesn't want to take them long-term will do well with surgery," says Radhika Srinivasan, MD, a gastrointestinal specialist and assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in

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    7. Gas, Bloating: Always Uncomfortable?

      Upset stomach got you down? Gas, bloating, and bathroom problems are a constant battle for many people -- often the symptoms are related to diet, but there are some more serious medical conditions that may be the culprit. Most people know that beans, broccoli, and onions can cause gas, but what most

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    8. Heartburn Surgery Gives Relief, Not Cure

      April 15, 2002 -- Surgery to relieve heartburn seems to have many satisfied customers. A study finds that up to five years after surgery, many patients still have symptoms -- yet nearly all felt their surgery was working well. Daily heartburn is medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or

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    9. Keeping the Holidays Heartburn-Free

      Dec. 3, 2001 -- What's the scene at your house after that massive holiday dinner? Some camped out in front of the football game, others napping? All that overeating and lounging around is certainly the downside to the holiday festivities -- and it's a sure-fire recipe for indigestion. "People eat mo

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    10. Heartburn: Foods to Avoid

      Need heartburn relief? Here are top foods to avoid -- and why.

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