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    1. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Topic Overview

      Heartburn is a feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain that often starts in the upper abdomen just beneath the lower breastbone (sternum).

    2. Gas, Bloating, and Burping - Home Treatment

      Home treatment, such as lifestyle changes and nonprescription medicines, may be all that is needed to treat mild to moderate heartburn.

    3. 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 ...

    4. Heartburn/GERD Guide - Exams and Tests

      Find out what tests may be given to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    5. Heartburn - Topic Overview

      The abdomen and chest are separated by a sheetlike muscle called the diaphragm. The esophagus passes through an opening (the hiatus) in the diaphragm to connect to the stomach. A hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach bulges out of the abdomen,through the hiatus,and into the chest. When this happens,the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) may move above the diaphragm. Normally,...

    6. Heartburn - Health Tools

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

    7. Heartburn - Preparing For Your Appointment

      A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Gas, Bloating and Burping.

    8. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - 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.

    9. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Topic Overview

      Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by the abnormal backflow, or reflux, of stomach acid and juices into the esophagus, the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach.

    10. Heartburn - Prevention

      Symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), such as heartburn, can be uncomfortable or even painful. You may be able to prevent these symptoms by making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, not smoking, not using alcohol, and avoiding certain

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