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
GERD is a constant tormentor for those who have it. After all, no one likes the taste of stomach acid. Luckily, treating it isn't just about meds -- you can take control and make some changes of your own.
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.