Solutions for Heartburn and Reflux
We don’t always think of heartburn until we have overindulged in our favorite foods. Often, heartburn is an annoyance that can be managed through diet and lifestyle changes.
Heartburn is a feeling of burning in your chest, and is a symptom of acid reflux. Some people have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a severe and ongoing case of heartburn and acid reflux.
Symptoms of acid reflux that may accompany heartburn include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Chronic cough
- Stomach pain or burning in the upper abdomen
- Persistent sore throat
- Regurgitation of foods or liquids with a taste of acid in the throat
- Persistent hoarseness or laryngitis
For many, lifestyle changes can alleviate heartburn. For others, reflux is a miserable, life-altering condition that can and must be treated. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious issues, including cancer.
If heartburn symptoms occur more than twice a week, you should call your healthcare provider. They may prescribe lifestyle changes or medications, yet sometimes these treatments aren’t enough and surgical intervention is needed.
At MountainView’s Heartburn & Reflux Center, we work with your physician to help determine the best treatment path for you. If surgical options are needed, MountainView offers an effective, minimally invasive surgical procedure to help treat severe GERD.
Call us today. Let us help you on your path to relief from heartburn and reflux symptoms.