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Michelle Lynch, 386.671.5096
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Heartburn or GERD?
Important Medical News You Can Digest
WHO: Arun Dhand, MD, gastroenterologist. Dr. Dhand will discuss the difference, causes of each and lifestyle changes to minimize symptoms.
WHAT: Heartburn or GERD presentation
· Digestive disorders affect more than 95 million Americans annually. For many, it may be a simple case of heartburn. For others, it may be gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. How do you know for sure and what can be done?
WHEN: Tuesday, Jan. 27 – 6 p.m.
WHERE: Florida Hospital Ormond Memorial Café Annex, 875 Sterthaus Ave., Ormond Beach
TO REGISTER: Call 386.671.5090. Seating is limited and reservations are suggested.
WHY: Heartburn or acid reflux, occurs when small amounts of stomach acid rise up into the esophagus, the “swallowing” tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week may be considered gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which can eventually lead to more serious health problems.
Treating acid reflux is important as it can lead to precancerous conditions like Barrett’s esophagus, cause permanent scarring of the esophagus, or create serious throat and lung conditions.
If you’re among the 20 percent of American adults who experience heartburn at least twice a week, it’s time to see your doctor.
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