Einstein Answers: Frequent Questions About Acid Reflux and Heartburn
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.