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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. 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?

  2. 10 Questions to Ask Doctor About GERD

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

  3. Heartburn: Reducing Pressure on Your Stomach - 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 ...

  4. Heartburn During Pregnancy

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

  5. Glossary of Heartburn Terms

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

  6. 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.

  7. Laryngospasm

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

  8. Effects of Uncontrolled Heartburn

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

  9. How Acid Reducers Can Help Treat Heartburn

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

  10. Esophageal Manometry

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

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