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    1. 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.

    2. Heartburn - Medications

      Read about drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - When To Call a Doctor

      Learn about symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including chest pain like a heart attack.

    4. Heartburn - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. GERD: Which Treatment Should I Use?

    5. 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

    6. 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.

    7. 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,...

    8. Heartburn - Symptoms

      Learn the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

    9. Heartburn - Cause

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

    10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Increases Your Risk

      Learn about factors that increase your risk of developing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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