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    1. Heartburn: Spot Your Personal Triggers

      Doctors call it reflux. You probably call it heartburn. But whatever it's called, no one wants to experience the unpleasant sensations of heartburn -- a burning chest pain that moves up toward the throat, and an acid or bitter taste accompanied by a feeling that whatever you just ate is coming back

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    2. Heartburn: Foods to Avoid

      You wake in the night, your chest burning. Sometimes the pain is so intense you think it's a heart attack . For the 60 million Americans who get heartburn at least once a month, the pain isn't just a small inconvenience. Heartburn can affect almost everything you do, keeping you from sleeping at nig

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    3. No More Heartburn

      By Lisa Collier New Treatments, from Easy At-Home Tricks to an Amazing 20-Minute Hospital Fix Yesterday, 15 million Americans were miserable. That's how many women and men get heartburn every single day. Over the past month, some 60 million people experienced either the main symptom — a severe burni

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    4. Severe Heartburn? It May Be GERD

      You thought you have a simple case of heartburn, but lately, after adding a few inches to your waistline, it's more than that: a frequent feeling of pain under your breastbone; the faint taste of acid on the back of your tongue; trouble sleeping a few times a week; and problems swallowing. It happen

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    5. Workouts Without Heartburn

      In many people, moderate exercise -- and the accompanying healthy weight -- can be a good way to keep GERD symptoms at bay. But, for some people, especially athletes with intense fitness regimens, a good workout can have an unpleasant side effect: acid reflux . Here are some tips on how to get fit w

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    6. Heartburn Symptoms Checklist

      One of the problems with chronic heartburn or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is that you may not know you have it. Many people aren't completely woken up by GERD symptoms at night. In some cases of GERD, there may be no symptoms at all, even when you're awake. However, there are a number of

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    7. Travel Tips: Don’t Vacation With Heartburn

      For people with heartburn, vacations have many perils: unusual foods, irregular meal times, and our very human urge to overindulge. "When people are on vacation, they eat a lot, they drink a lot, and they don't sleep much," says David Carr-Locke, MD, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hosp

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    8. Even a Little Weight Gain – or Loss -- Can Affect Your Heartburn

      Anybody can get heartburn, even the skinniest person you know, but the more excess weight you carry the more likely it is, researchers have long suspected. Now a new study offers some surprising news: Gaining just a few extra pounds can boost your heartburn risk, even if your body mass index (BMI) i

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    9. Tips for Sleep Without Heartburn

      As many as one in four Americans may suffer heartburn at night, according to a study published in 2005 in the journal CHEST. The figure is even higher among people who say they suffer chronic heartburn, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In a separate 2005 survey of 1,900 people with GERD in

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    10. Travel Heartburn: 7 Tips for Relief

      For people with heartburn, vacations have many perils: unusual foods, irregular meal times, and our very human urge to overindulge. "When people are on vacation, they eat a lot, they drink a lot, and they don't sleep much," says David Carr-Locke, MD, director of endoscopy at Brigham and Women's Hosp

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