Benjamin Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM
Dr. Ben Wedro practices emergency medicine at Gundersen Clinic, a regional trauma center in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His background includes undergraduate and medical studies at the University of Alberta, a Family Practice internship at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario and residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Overview of Heartburn
- Heartburn Causes
- Heartburn Symptoms
- Heartburn Diagnosis
- Heartburn Treatment
- Heartburn Summary
- Heartburn is a symptom of a common medical condition (GERD) that affects up to 20% of the
- Initial therapies to limit the amount of stomach acid production include
lifestyle changes such as avoiding certain foods, medications, and quitting
- Medications can be helpful in controlling symptoms of heartburn.
- Heartburn is not a benign condition and if neglected over long periods of time can lead to other more serious conditions such as Barrett's esophagus or esophageal cancer.
Last Editorial Review: 3/13/2008
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