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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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    Understanding Heartburn: Treatment

    Your health care provider may suggest antacids for occasional heartburn. Sometimes, more potent medications such as H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors may be needed, especially for persistent symptoms. Both prescription and over-the-counter choices are available. Rarely, surgery is recommended to prevent reflux and heartburn. The primary objective of treatment is to identify the cause of the heartburn so it can be avoided in the future. Over-the-counter antacids are commonly used to neutralize...

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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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