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Acid Reflux and GERD Symptoms

Fairly Frequent Symptoms and Moderate Pain

Do you wonder if you’ll be taking antacids and pills for the rest of your life? If you find you are reaching for antacids several times a week, you may be experiencing fairly frequent symptoms and moderate pain. Are you aware that medications may relieve heartburn, but could also be masking other problems?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused by a malfunctioning valve in the esophagus that does not close properly. GERD can lead to serious conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus or esophageal cancer.

If the medications you take to relieve your heartburn are losing their effectiveness, or if you have been experiencing symptoms for several years, it is definitely time to get serious about your condition. The Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center offers a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the exact cause of your symptoms. Finding the true cause of your symptoms is the first step towards relief of your discomfort or pain.

Life-Altering Symptoms and Pain

Do you sleep in a recliner because you cannot lie flat? Does regurgitation frequently wake you at night? When heartburn makes you miserable day and night you may be experiencing life-altering symptoms and pain. Severe and painful systems of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can occur during the day or night, decreasing your productivity, affecting your relationships, and generally making your life miserable.

Heartburn, swallowing difficulties, dental problems and chronic sore throat are just a few of the symptoms of GERD that may affect your quality of life. GERD-related heartburn typically gets progressively worse as you age. Furthermore, recurring symptoms can be a sign of serious problems, such as GERD-induced esophageal cancer.

If your heartburn has drastically reduced your enjoyment of life, or if the only thing holding back the pain is daily medication, it is time to investigate. Fairfield Medical Center’s Heartburn Center offers the latest in state-of-the-art diagnostics techniques and treatment options. End the suffering and sleepless nights - call the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center at 740-689-6486 to schedule a nurse consultation.

Occasional, Mild Symptoms and Discomfort

Does heartburn keep you from eating the foods you really love?

If you find you avoid favorite foods you once loved or if mealtimes are a constant compromise, you may be experiencing occasional, mild symptoms and discomfort.

During your free consultation, Tonya Mundy, nurse coordinator for the Fairfield Medical Heartburn Center, will thoroughly discuss your symptoms with you, including some you may not know are associated with GERD. You will receive information about lifestyle and treatment options based on the very latest research in the field.

Fairfield Medical Center’s Heartburn Center can help you enjoy your favorite foods again.

Common Acid Reflux, GERD and Heartburn Symptoms

-A burning feeling behind the breastbone. The sensation takes place after eating and lasts up to several hours.
-A pain in your chest, especially after bending over or lying down.
-Burning in your throat.
-Hot, sour, acidic or salty-taste in the back of the throat.
-Difficulty swallowing.
-Feeling of food getting stuck in the middle of the chest or throat.
-A chronic cough, sore throat, or chronic hoarseness.