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Do You Suffer from Heartburn or GERD?

May 6, 201612 min
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the lower esophageal sphincter, the ring of muscle between the esophagus and stomach.Heartburn, also called acid indigestion, is the most common symptom of GERD and usually feels like a burning chest pain beginning behind the breastbone and moving upward to the neck and throat.Doctors recommend lifestyle and dietary changes for most people needing treatment for GERD. Treatment aims at decreasing the amount of reflux or reducing damage to the lining of the esophagus from refluxed materials.Jatinder Pruthi, MD., is here to help you with your symptoms of GERD and give lifestyle advice to reduce the damage that undiagnosed GERD can cause.

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