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GERD: Effective Symptom Relief

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: Do you have the feeling that food is stuck in your throat? Do you have heartburn or a burning pain in the chest? It might be GERD and we have answers for you!
Air Date: 3/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Susan Lucak , MD
Susan LucakSusan Lucak, M.D. is a gastroenterologist and attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. For the past fifteen years, her practice has focused on functional bowel disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, non-cardiac chest pain, chronic constipation, persistent nausea and vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, and fecal urgency.

Furthermore, she is a member of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) and is actively involved in lobbying the Congress to provide research support for gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Lucak educates both other physicians and patients on functional bowel disorders, particularly IBS. She has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. Dr. Lucak has been selected among the top 5% of New York City physicians in Gastroenterology by her peers as listed in the Super Doctors section of The New York Times Magazine from 2009 through 2012. She was also named in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2011 and 2012.
    GERD: Effective Symptom Relief
    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach).

    This action can irritate the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms.

    You can make many lifestyle changes to help treat your symptoms. We can help!