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Medical Reference Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. Glossary of Heartburn Terms

    Learn more from WebMD about heartburn and acid reflux, or GERD, with this glossary of terms related to the conditions.

  2. Laryngospasm

    WebMD explains laryngospasm -– a frightening experience that affects breathing and speaking -- and its link to gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  3. Effects of Uncontrolled Heartburn

    WebMD explains the potentially dangerous effects of uncontrolled heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux.

  4. Esophageal pH Test for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    The esophageal pH test is performed to measure the amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach. WebMD explains the procedure.

  5. How Acid Reducers Can Help Treat Heartburn

    WebMD explains various treatments for heartburn and acid reflux, including acid blockers and surgery.

  6. Esophageal Manometry

    WebMD explains esophageal manometry, a test used to look for causes of acid reflux and heartburn, chest pain, and swallowing difficulty.

  7. Frequently Asked Questions About Heartburn and Reflux

    Answers to frequently asked questions about heartburn and acid reflux, from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    WebMD explains gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

  9. Prescription Drugs for Heartburn and Reflux

    WebMD explains the prescription drugs used to treat heartburn and acid reflux or GERD.

  10. Lifestyle Changes to Manage Heartburn

    WebMD provides tips and suggestions to help you manage symptoms of heartburn by adjusting your eating, sleeping and lifestyle habits.

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