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
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.
Gastrointestinal problems are not only reserved for adults . In fact, short periods of constipation are relatively common and normal in children. Take this quiz and learn about childhood constipation, gastrointestinal reflux disease and kidney stones.