Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic condition where the acid of the stomach regurgitates (goes up) into the esophagus, causing damage to the inner lining of the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, which is a burning sensation in the chest, constant burping, and trouble swallowing. Heartburn is a symptom that may be mistaken for a heart attack, hence the terminology, but it is caused by the reflux of stomach acids into the esophagus. Doctors usually prescribe medications to reduce acidity (antacids) and to reduce acid production (proton-pump inhibitors). Medications can also be obtained without prescription (over-the-counter), but people who have […]Continue reading Heartburn Home Remedies
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