Heartburn, acid reflux and GERD are different but related. Heartburn is a symptom of acid reflux, and GERD is a condition characterized by severe acid reflux.
If heartburn is an all-too-familiar feeling, you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Find out what causes this common (and uncomfortable) condition, and how to take control.
Heartburn is a symptom of both acid reflux and the rare disease achalasia. Knowing which condition you have is important because the treatments are different — and getting the right one is vital to your long-term health.
Have you heard of drinking pickle juice as a home remedy for acid reflux? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Gastroenterologist Christine Lee, MD, fields this one.
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The incidence of cancer of the esophagus, or esophageal cancer, is on the upswing in the United States. Some experts theorize that this may be due to the increase in acid reflux (also known as “heartburn”). Acid reflux is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) … Read More