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How do I know if I have GERD?

When you eat, your stomach produces acid to help you digest the food. Acid in the wrong place can lead to heartburn or a burning in the middle of the chest. You feel heartburn when stomach acid moves up into the esophagus. This happens when the valve, or gate, between the esophagus and stomach functions incorrectly. Heartburn is the most common symptom of a disease called GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. For many, symptoms are mild, for some GERD is a daily, severe problem with lifelong implications.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • I get a burning feeling in the middle of my chest.
  • I often have this feeling after a meal or at night.
  • This burning feeling gets worse when I lie down or bend over
  • Over-the-counter medicines, such as acid reducers or antacids, help the burning go away.
  • I frequently regurgitate (burp up) my food.
  • There is a bitter or sour taste in the back of my throat.

If you answered YES to one or more of these statements there is a good chance you have GERD.
Contact us today to begin your pathway to relief.

Call (682) 242-4373 (GERD).
Or, if you'd like a Heartburn Treatment Center nurse
to contact you, click here.

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