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
Heartburn and acid reflux can become so frequent that they even occur in the middle of the night, waking you from a peaceful sleep. Heartburn and acid reflux can also become so severe that you feel like you are having a heart attack. If you have frequent and severe heartburn and acid reflux you may actually have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Take this quiz and learn the basics about this common and debilitating health concern.
The digestive system is a bit like a toilet. When everything works properly, we have a tendency to take it for granted. The second that something goes haywire, however, it's impossible to ignore.