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?
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Gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) can involve severe and ongoing symptoms. However, treatment options, including medication, lifestyle changes, and even surgery, can greatly help alleviate GERD symptoms. Take this quiz and learn all about GERD treatment options.
Most Americans don't talk to their doctor about their heartburn and acid reflux. Yet, left untreated, these symptoms can progress and become worse, leading to irreversible damage. For this reason, it is essential that you communicate openly with your primary doctor about your gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) symptoms.