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John Francis Tures, MD
(915) 545-1252
5829 Vista Corona Ct
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1970

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Leonard H Bentch, MD
(830) 990-4421
205 West Windcrest Suite #230
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1972

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Jose Miguel Duran, MD
(915) 845-1856
945 S Mesa Hills Dr Apt 2602
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Complutense De Madrid, Fac De Med, Madrid, Spain
Graduation Year: 1970

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Mark James Cossentino, MD
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

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Orestes Moldes, MD
(915) 532-2445
4775 River Creek Pl
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central Del Caribe Sch Of Med, Baya
Graduation Year: 1987

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Enrique Beniquez Nieves, MD
(915) 569-2222
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Zaragoza, Fac De Med, Zaragoza, Spain
Graduation Year: 1981

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Scott Alan Brill, MD
6125 Los Fuentes Dr
El Paso, TX
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Chicago, Pritzker Sch Of Med, Chicago Il 60637
Graduation Year: 1994

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Mark James Cossentino, MD
6757 Pearl Ridge Dr
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1996

Data Provided By:
Enrique Beniquez, MD
(915) 569-2221
5621 Buckley Dr
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Lester Kenneth Bowser, MD
(915) 569-2291
5005 N Piedras St
El Paso, TX
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1994

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Heartburn

Think you might have a heartburn problem?  What causes chronic  heartburn and what can you do to stop or lessen it?  Read below.  While you're here, why not Try our Diet Wizard to find out which weight loss programs can help you lose the weight?

Heartburn

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER)

and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD )

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Definition

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices—called acids—rise up with the food. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach.

When acid reflux occurs, food or fluid can be tasted in the back of the mouth. When refluxed stomach acid touches the lining of the esophagus it may cause a burning sensation in the chest or throat called heartburn or acid indigestion. Occasional GER is common and does not necessarily mean one has GERD. Persistent reflux that occurs more than twice a week is considered GERD, and it can eventually lead to more serious health problems. People of all ages can have GERD.

What are the symptoms of GERD?

The main symptom of GERD in adults is frequent heartburn, also called acid indigestion—burning-type pain in the lower part of the mid-chest, behind the breast bone, and in the mid-abdomen. Most children under 12 years with GERD, and some adults, have GERD without heartburn. Instead, they may experience a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing.

What causes GERD?

The reason some people develop GERD is still unclear. However, research shows that in people with GERD, the LES relaxes while the rest of the esophagus is working. Anatomical abnormalities such as a hiatal hernia may also contribute to GERD. A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach and the LES move above the diaphragm, the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest. Normally, the diaphragm helps the LES keep acid from rising up into the esophagus. When a hiatal hernia is present, acid reflux can occur more easily. A hiatal hernia can occur in people of any age and is most often a normal finding in otherwise healthy people over age 50. Most of the time, a hiatal hernia produces no symptoms.

Other factors that may contribute to GERD include

obesity

pregnancy

smoking

Common foods that can worsen reflux symptoms include

citrus fruits

chocolate

drinks with caffeine o...

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