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  • I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have heartburn.
  • I have heartburn, and this is a follow-up visit.
  • I have heartburn, and I’m sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I’m worried that I may have heartburn.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of heartburn?
  2. What causes heartburn?
  3. Should I try taking over-the-counter remedies for heartburn?
  4. Is there anything else I can do to help prevent episodes of heartburn, like avoiding certain foods?
  5. What should I do if my symptoms of heartburn get worse?

I have heartburn, and this is a follow-up visit.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Do I have to be careful about how often I take over-the-counter medicine for heartburn?
  2. Should I take prescription heartburn medicine? If so, what are the risks of taking this medicine?
  3. Should I keep track of what I eat and when I feel heartburn?
  4. Would losing weight help relieve my heartburn symptoms?
  5. How much heartburn is too much? What are the signs of something more serious?

I have heartburn, and I’m sick or having problems.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar, MD on June 26, 2020

  1. Could my problems be a sign that my heartburn is getting worse?
  2. Could my symptoms be caused by something other than heartburn?
  3. Are my problems caused by any medication I take? Should I try a new medication?
  4. If heartburn medications don’t relieve my symptoms, what else can be done?
  5. Should I see a specialist in gastroenterology?