Acid Reflux Directory
Acid reflux is basically the same thing as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Symptoms of acid reflux include heartburn, regurgitation, burping, nausea, bloating, and abdominal pain. Most people experience these symptoms after a big meal or when lying down. It's also common during pregnancy. Treatments include antacids, avoiding food triggers, quitting smoking, eating smaller meals, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about what acid reflux is as well as causes, symptoms, treatments, and prevention.
Esophageal pH Test for Heartburn or Acid Reflux
Had heartburn or reflux symptoms for a while? You doctor may recommend the esophageal pH test to measure the amount of acid that flows into the esophagus from the stomach. WebMD explains the procedure.
What Is Acid Reflux Disease?
WebMD provides an overview of acid reflux disease, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatments, and helpful diet and lifestyle tips.
Acid Reflux Symptoms
WebMD examines the symptoms of acid reflux disease, including dyspepsia, dry cough, chronic sore throat, dysphagia, and chest pain.
Common Causes of Acid Reflux Disease
WebMD discusses the common causes of acid reflux disease, including abnormalities in the stomach and esophagus that may contribute to acid reflux symptoms.
Ways to Keep Stomach Acid Down
It’s not just what you eat that can cause your stomach to churn. It’s also how much you eat and what you do after meals.
What To Eat When You Have Heartburn
If you have chronic heartburn, you are at risk for GERD. If left untreated, GERD can put you at risk for cancer of the esophagus.
Avoid Foods That Cause Heartburn
Suffering from occasional heartburn or a more serious condition like GERD? Here are changes you can make to ease symptoms.
Slideshows & Images
Slideshow: What’s Making You Burp?
It might not have been that bean dip. Some of the reasons why burps keep happening might surprise you.
Slideshow: Will This Give Me Heartburn?
See which foods may help or worsen symptoms and how other habits may affect heartburn.
Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Understanding Heartburn and GERD
Take a visual guide through the digestive system to see how heartburn starts, and how it can be stopped.