Severe heartburn? It May Be GERD

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You thought you have a simple case of acid reflux from occurring and giving the esophagus an opportunity to heal.

GERD isn’t curable, but it is treatable with medication and healthy living — which means there’s no reason to suffer through sleepless nights or an uncomfortable feeling after a meal.

“Many people try to live with GERD, but there’s no need to do that,” says Raymond. “It has such a severe impact on quality of life when left untreated. The good news is that it’s manageable. See your doctor, discuss your treatment options, and get on with your life.”

GERD: A Symptom Checklist

“When you see your doctor, talking through your symptoms is nearly as accurate in coughing, or hoarseness.

  • If you lose weight unexpectedly or without trying.