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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. Glossary of Heartburn Terms

    Learn more from WebMD about heartburn and acid reflux, or GERD, with this glossary of terms related to the conditions.

  2. Effects of Uncontrolled Heartburn

    WebMD explains the potentially dangerous effects of uncontrolled heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux.

  3. Esophageal pH Test for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    The esophageal pH test is performed to measure the amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach. WebMD explains the procedure.

  4. Laryngospasm

    WebMD explains laryngospasm -– a frightening experience that affects breathing and speaking -- and its link to gastroesophageal reflux disease.

  5. How Acid Reducers Can Help Treat Heartburn

    WebMD explains various treatments for heartburn and acid reflux, including acid blockers and surgery.

  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Heartburn and Reflux

    Answers to frequently asked questions about heartburn and acid reflux, from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Esophageal Manometry

    WebMD explains esophageal manometry, a test used to look for causes of acid reflux and heartburn, chest pain, and swallowing difficulty.

  8. Diagnosing Acid Reflux Disease

    WebMD explains the tests and exams used to diagnose acid reflux disease.

  9. The Basics of Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    WebMD explains the basics of heartburn and acid reflux, including symptoms and causes.

  10. What Is Acid Reflux Disease?

    WebMD provides an overview of acid reflux disease, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments, and helpful diet and lifestyle tips.

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