Heartburn may seem like just another unpleasant thing to endure, much like taxes, rush hour traffic and the contents of a baby's diaper. But when should you bite the bullet and make a doctor's appointment?
WHAT'S INSIDE: DIGESTIVE HEALTH
- Other Digestive Problems
Chronic gastrointestinal problems affect millions of people each year. These conditions can cause symptoms months or even years before help is sought and a correct diagnosis is found. Take this quiz and learn about binge-eating disorder, Prader-Willi syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome and leaky gut syndrome.
When it comes to treating GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), there is a variety of medication options, from antacids to proton pump inhibitors. GERD medications, overall, are very effective in treating acid reflux and heartburn. Be a wise consumer though, as most medications come with a long list of side effects and may have long-term consequences on your health.