Is this Chest Pain from GERD or a Heart Attack?

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Chest pain is a common symptom of both these medical conditions – heart attack and heartburn(GERD). A heart attack is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical assistance while GERD is a relatively less serious ailment for which you need timely medical care but do not need to rush to the hospital in an emergency. […]

9 ways to prevent GERD


Heartburn is characterized by a burning sensation in the throat and chest. It is usually experienced after eating a heavy meal or lying down immediately after finishing your food. This causes the food along with the gastric acids from the stomach to move up to the esophagus. Although not a serious medical ailment, acid reflux […]

What Lifestyle Changes Help Manage Heartburn?


Heartburn or acid reflux, also known as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) occurs when the muscles of the lower esophagus do not function as desired. Due to this disorder, food from the stomach along with the stomach acids makes way up to the esophagus (food pipe) and causes a burning sensation around the chest, up till […]

Chronic Kidney Disease and GERD

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What is GERD? Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease abbreviated as GERD is a health condition that occurs when the muscle separating the esophagus from the stomach becomes weak and allows the contents of the stomach to enter into the esophagus. As a result, the digestive acids from the stomach move up from the stomach to the esophagus […]

GERD – Symptoms and Relief


GERD is the acronym for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. GERD, also known as Acid Reflux, is the medical condition that refers to the mucosal damage caused by the stomach acids that make their way up from the stomach to the esophagus. GERD symptoms vary from person to person but are evident and easily recognizable. GERD […]