As we age, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as heartburn, is an uncomfortable sensation we experience after eating occasionally. If we are not careful, heartburn can be a daily occurrence and have serious health implications. Acid reflux happens when there is acid backflow from the stomach into the esophagus. Heartburn is a painful and common side effect of this phenomenon. While it is very uncomfortable, it can be damaging to your body and overall quality of life. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious issues like cancer. But with some daily lifestyle changes and help from your primary care physician, you can get back to a life with less heartburn.
With these seven tips, you can reduce heartburn and resume a better quality of life:
If you are experiencing heartburn and this is out of the ordinary, it is best to speak to your doctor. At Hillandale Primary Care, we do everything we can to make sure our patients live happy, healthy, and comfortable lives. We can make sure you are healthy and can eliminate issues that may lead to serious problems down the line. Call or contact us today!