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Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD Resources

MedicineNet: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD, Acid Reflux, Heartburn)
Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms like heartburn, chest pain, regurgitation, and nausea. Causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention information is also included.

EMedicineHealth: Heartburn
A comprehensive look at heartburn, including tests, at-home remedies, and when to see a doctor.

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Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) -- Diagnosis and Treatment

Your doctor may be able to diagnose gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, from your description of symptoms. The doctor may also suggest tests to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, to monitor the degree of damage, or to determine the best treatment for you. The three main tests used when GERD is suspected or known are esophageal pH monitoring, endoscopy, and manometry. With pH monitoring, the doctor measures the amount of acid in the esophagus over a 24-48 hour period. This test...

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National Heartburn Alliance
Provides education about the causes and effects of heartburn, as well as solutions that offer people relief and improved quality of life.

American Gastroenterological Association: Heartburn
Information on controlling heartburn, medications, and how to find a GI doctor in your area.

 

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Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on December 06, 2013
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