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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. Heartburn - Treatment Overview

    Information on the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  2. 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,...

  3. Proton Pump Inhibitors for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Drug details for Proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  4. Antacids for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

    Drug details for Antacids for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  5. Heartburn - Health Tools

    Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. GERD: Controlling heartburn by changing your habits ...

  6. Heartburn - Topic Overview

    Gas (flatus), burping, and bloating are all normal conditions.

  7. Heartburn - Home Treatment

    Learn what you can do at home to reduce gas, bloating, and burping.

  8. Heartburn - What Happens

    Learn more about mild gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and how it develops.

  9. Heartburn - 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

  10. GERD and Acid Reflux in Infants and Children

    Learn more from WebMD about acid reflux in infants and children, including causes, diagnosis, and treatment.

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