Heartburn in Arizona
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What is heartburn?
Around 15 million Americans experience heartburn, a burning sensation in the chest, daily. This happens because the muscles in the lower half of the esophagus are weak or relax at the wrong time, causing stomach acid to back up the esophagus. Heartburn is often accompanied by a sour taste in the mouth and the feeling of food rising back up the throat. Frequent heartburn could be a sign of a more serious condition. The gastroenterologists at Arizona Digestive Health can help you find relief. Connect with our Phoenix, AZ location to request an appointment.
What are the symptoms of heartburn?
Heartburn is extremely common and many people are able to manage it on their own. However, understanding the symptoms can help you determine when to see a gastroenterologist about the condition. Symptoms of heartburn include:
- Sour, bitter, or acidic taste in the mouth
- Burning sensation in the chest and throat
- Difficulty swallowing
- Worsening of pain when lying down
If left untreated, chronic heartburn can become gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It is important to seek care at Arizona Digestive Health for chronic heartburn. Request an appointment for heartburn relief in Phoenix, AZ.
How is heartburn treated?
Over-the-counter antacids can usually help most cases of heartburn. Antacids neutralize stomach acid to provide you with fast relief. These medications cannot undo the damage done to the esophagus by stomach acid. If you are experiencing frequent heartburn, our board-certified gastroenterologists in Phoenix, AZ can help alleviate your symptoms and get you back to living your best life. Our providers usually begin treatment with medical management of symptoms, but in some cases, surgical repair might be necessary. A newer, very effective treatment that our providers offer is Barrett's ablation therapy, which uses radiofrequency ablation to treat heartburn complications like Barrett's esophagus. Call our providers today to get the relief you need.
Healing heartburn for a better life
Treat your heartburn by reaching out to the experienced gastroenterologists at Arizona Digestive Health. Our team anticipates assisting in managing your symptoms so that you can return to enjoying your day-to-day life.
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