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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. Heartburn - When To Call a Doctor

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

  2. Heartburn - 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 ...

  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 - 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. Heartburn - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Heartburn.

  6. GERD and Acid Reflux in Infants and Children

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

  7. America Asks: Most Popular Questions About Heartburn

    To help Americans with heartburn, WebMD took our video crew to the streets to hear their top concerns. Do you have some of the same heartburn concerns?

  8. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About GERD

    Just diagnosed with GERD? Ask your doctor these questions from WebMD.

  9. Heartburn - Topic Overview

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the abnormal backflow,or reflux,of stomach juices into the esophagus,the tube that leads from the throat to the stomach. GERD is found in many people who have asthma. Having asthma increases the chances of developing GERD. Some experts debate whether or to what extent GERD makes asthma worse. Studies have shown conflicting results as to whether ...

  10. Heartburn During Pregnancy

    WebMD explains heartburn during pregnancy and what to do to prevent and treat it.

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