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Heartburn & Acid Reflux
Heartburn is a burning sensation in your chest or throat caused by stomach acid that backs up through the esophagus. It’s a symptom of acid reflux, also called gastroesophageal reflux (GER). Longer-term acid reflux is called GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Having heartburn because of acid reflux on occasion is not uncommon. In fact, you may have acid reflux and not feel the burning sensation of heartburn. You might experience heartburn after eating a big meal, eating spicy foods or drinking coffee or alcohol.
However, if you experience heartburn more than two times a week, you may have something more serious like GERD.
Our Approach to GERD Diagnosis
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, your Inspira gastroenterologist may recommend one or several tests to determine if you have GERD:
Heartburn, Acid Reflux and GERD Treatment at Inspira
Occasional heartburn and acid reflux can be treated by making adjustments to your diet and lifestyle or by taking over-the-counter heartburn medications.
If you have GERD, your gastroenterologist may prescribe medication and recommend making lifestyle adjustments to help you manage the disease.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to treat GERD.
Why Choose Inspira for Heartburn & Acid Reflux
Inspira's gastroenterology program features an endoscopy center of excellence and offers specialized services not found at other major health systems.
Whether you have a common GI symptom or something more complex, the Inspira team can help. Our providers specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of diseases and conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, gallbladder, liver and pancreas.
Patients don't have to travel far from home to get exceptional gastroenterology and digestive health care. Inspira gastroenterologists see patients at convenient locations across South Jersey.
Gastroenterology and Digestive Health Care Locations
Get care close to home with convenient gastroenterology locations across South Jersey.