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    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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    Diagnosing Acid Reflux Disease

    Three out of every 10 people experience heartburn on occasion, so it can be somewhat arbitrary to decide when heartburn should be called acid reflux disease. Also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), acid reflux disease is a chronic irritation of the lining of a person's esophagus by stomach acid. Usually, it's just annoying. GERD can, however, have serious consequences, including esophagitis and Barrett's esophagus. Barrett's esophagus is a condition that increases the likelihood of...

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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.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on December 26, 2015
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