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How Bad Is Your Heartburn?

Take this quiz to help you and your doctor decide whether you could benefit for our new treatments.

 

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Do you frequently have one or more of the following?

  • An uncomfortable feeling behind your breastbone that seems to move upward from your stomach?
  • A burning sensation in the back of your throat?
  • A bitter taste in your mouth?
   
Do you often experience these problems after meals?    
Do you often experience heartburn or acid indigestion two or more times per week?    
Do you find that antacids only provide temporary relief from your symptoms?    
Do you take the maximum dosage of over-the-counter medication?    
Are you taking prescription medication and still have symptoms?    
Do you have difficulty swallowing or persistent abdominal pain?    
Do you have a persistent cough and/or hoarse voice?    

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it's important that you visit your doctor to discuss your discomfort. Continued exposure to stomach acid and other gastric juices causes irritation of the esophagus that can result in inflammation or ulceration, serious medical conditions (including bleeding and narrowing of the esophagus) and Barrett's esophagus - a disease that can cause esophageal cancer.

To speak to a specialized heartburn nurse, call (727) 725-6677.