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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 Hiatal Hernia -- the Basics

The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm (a muscle separating the abdomen and chest) that the esophagus, or swallowing tube, passes through to reach the stomach. If the hiatus weakens and stretches, part of the stomach and/or the esophagus can squeeze into the chest cavity, producing a hiatal hernia. There are two main types of hiatal hernias: sliding and paraesophageal (next to the esophagus). In a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach and the esophagus slide up into the chest through the...

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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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