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Heartburn or Acid Reflux?

how do you know the difference and what can be taken for it?

 
Christmaslver68

Asked by Christmaslver68 at 3:29 PM on May. 10, 2011 in Health

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  • From Dictionary.com:
    Heartburn: an uneasy burning sensation in the stomach, typically extending toward the esophagus, and sometimes associated with the eructation of an acid fluid.

    Acid Reflux: a chronic condition in which acid from the stomach flows back into the lower esophagus, causing pain or tissue damage.
    Also called gastroesophageal reflux, acid reflux, GERD.
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    Acid Reflux=chronic heartburn. I had/have it so bad from my pregnancies all Tums ever did was turn it into fruity flavored heartburn. I've been on a prescription for years now that I KNOW when I've forgotten to take it for the day.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 4:02 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • It is the same thing and you can take any otc acid reducer.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 3:31 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • thank you Rosehawk that is helpful and now I know what to talk to my doctor about
    Christmaslver68

    Comment by Christmaslver68 (original poster) at 4:23 PM on May. 10, 2011

  • I wait it out to make sure it's not gallbladder pain
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 2:04 AM on May. 11, 2011

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