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Einstein Answers: Frequent Questions About Acid Reflux and Heartburn

By on 12/12/2019

Maybe you felt it not long after Thanksgiving dinner or another big meal: acid reflux. That’s when the acidic fluid from your stomach backs up into your esophagus. Often it causes an uncomfortable feeling called heartburn.

Lots of people get acid reflux once in a while. But if it happens at least twice a week, that’s called gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD). About 20% of U.S. adults have GERD.

Fortunately, many home remedies and other treatments can help. In these videos, Einstein Healthcare Network gastroenterologists Stacey Zavala, MD, and Michael Goldberg, MD, explain the treatments that are available to stop or manage GERD.

Click or tap below to watch the videos. Or see the whole playlist for answers to other questions about acid reflux and GERD.

What is acid reflux?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux?

How is acid reflux or GERD diagnosed?

How do you treat acid reflux?

What are some home remedies for heartburn relief?

Are there advanced treatment options for acid reflux?

Is it safe to use acid-reflux medications long-term?

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