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    Heartburn symptoms may not be as obvious as you think. And what are the symptoms of GERD? When is it time to call your doctor? Get detailed information here.

    Symptoms

    Find out about common symptoms of acid reflux.

    Learn about the symptoms of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).

    Prevention

    Heartburn relief can be achieved by some simple lifestyle and diet changes. Here are some suggestions for preventing and managing heartburn.

    Learn about medications and lifestyle changes that may help prevent GERD.

    Complications

    If you don't take severe GERD symptoms seriously, it could lead to serious problems -- even cancer. Here are the risks.

    People with asthma very often have heartburn. Learn why and what you can do about it.

    For most people, the painful burning sensation in the chest that comes from heartburn is just an occasional mild annoyance. But for those who experience it on a regular basis, uncontrolled heartburn can turn into a very serious problem.

    In Barrett's esophagus normal tissue lining the esophagus -- the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach -- changes to tissue that resembles the lining of the intestine.

    Laryngospasm is a rare but frightening experience. When it happens, the vocal cords suddenly seize up, blocking the flow of air into the lungs.

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