Heal That Heartburn
NDtv does Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Although it is most commonly known as "heartburn", Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (or GERD) has nothing to do with your heart. The pain is in your chest and feels heart-esque, but it's really all up in your digestive tract - specifically between your stomach and your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach.
Reflux is extraordinarily common, and symptoms are so varied that people may not even know that it is GERD that they're actually experiencing! We will get that all cleared up today, so you'll know all you need to know about reflux: what it feels like, what causes it, and some practical things you can do - starting today! - to take care of it.
GERD has the potential to cause much more harm than just the acute pain of the heartburn itself, so pay special attention to today's episode and if you have some GERD goin' on, start upping that acid! (You'll see...)