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  1. Heartburn - Prevention

    Tips to help prevent heartburn.

  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Cause

    Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), its cause, and how it develops.

  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Symptoms

    Learn the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  4. Prevention

    You may be able to prevent gas, burping, and bloating. Take steps to avoid swallowing air: Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.

  5. Laparoscopic Surgery - Topic Overview

    Laparoscopy (say lap-uh-ROSS-kuh-pee) is surgery that is done through small cuts (incisions) in your belly. To do this type of surgery, a doctor puts a lighted tube, or scope, and other surgical tools through small incisions in your belly. The doctor can take out organs such as the spleen, the gallbladder, the appendix, an ovary, a fallopian tube, or part of the intestine during laparoscopy. He or she can repair a hernia or take out small tumors, cysts, or other growths. The doctor also can use laparoscopy to close a woman's fallopian tubes (tubal ligation). In laparoscopy, recovery is usually less painful and faster than in surgery done through one large cut (called open surgery). You may also spend less time in the hospital and away from work and other activities.Laparoscopy may cost less than open surgery. But sometimes laparoscopy takes longer, or your doctor needs to switch from doing a laparoscopy to doing an open surgery. Typically laparoscopy leaves several scars about half an

  6. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Surgery

    Read about surgery for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.

  7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action regarding GERD.

  8. Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits - Topic Overview

    You can make changes to your eating habits to help relieve your symptoms of heartburn. Here are some things to try: It’s best to eat several small meals instead of two or three large meals. After you eat,wait 2 to 3 hours before you lie down. Late-night snacks aren't a good idea. Chocolate,mint,and alcohol can make heartburn worse. They relax the valve between the esophagus and the ...

  9. GERD: Controlling Heartburn by Changing Your Habits

    Key PointsSymptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be painful and, if allowed to continue, can lead to complications including esophagitis. Making adjustments to your lifestyle can help provide relief.Quitting the use of tobacco products can help relieve symptoms of GERD. Changing your diet can help prevent heartburn, the main symptom of GERD. Losing weight, not overeating, and ...

  10. Heartburn - Check Your Symptoms

    If you or someone you know is experiencing heartburn, use this tool to check the symptoms and determine if you need to seek medical treatment.

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