Everyone's had a little heartburn at some point.
But, what happens when a couple of antacids or a pill doesn't get rid of that burning feeling? Chances are it could be GERD, a severe form of reflux that affects one in every three people in the U.S.
Could that include you? And if so, do you know what untreated or long-term GERD can do to your health? It's scary to realize, but heartburn hurts way more than your throat and can lead to serious health problems.
Anish A. Sheth, MD, a gastroenterologist from Princeton, explains the symptoms that might mean you have GERD and what you can do about it.
Find out about the latest treatments, including the non-surgical option called Stretta Therapy. And, see why doctors are concerned about PPIs (like Prilosec or Prevacid).
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