Effects of Uncontrolled Heartburn
WebMD explains the potentially dangerous effects of uncontrolled heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux.
Esophageal pH Test for Heartburn and Acid Reflux
The esophageal pH test is performed to measure the amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach. WebMD explains the procedure.
WebMD explains laryngospasm -– a frightening experience that affects breathing and speaking -- and its link to gastroesophageal reflux disease.
How Acid Reducers Can Help Treat Heartburn
WebMD explains various treatments for heartburn and acid reflux, including acid blockers and surgery.
X-Ray Exams of the Digestive Tract
WebMD explains X-ray tests for digestive problems, including upper and lower GI exams.
Stool Testing for Blood (Fecal Occult Blood Test)
Learn more from WebMD about the fecal occult blood test, which is used to detect blood in the stool.
Laparoscopic Surgery for Digestive Problems
WebMD explains when and how laparoscopic surgery is performed for digestive disorders, and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure.
The Basics of Diarrhea
Learn more from WebMD about the causes, complications, and treatment of diarrhea.
WebMD explains esophageal manometry, a test used to look for causes of acid reflux and heartburn, chest pain, and swallowing difficulty.
Frequently Asked Questions About Heartburn and Reflux
Answers to frequently asked questions about heartburn and acid reflux, from the experts at WebMD.