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Muhammad Afzal, MD
(410) 247-7500
4660 Wilkens Ave
Baltimore, MD
Business
Digestive Disease Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Suzanne Sankey, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
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Residency Training: Medical College of Pennsylvania
Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania,

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Michael N. Peters, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology
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Primary Hospital: AAMC
Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine,

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John L. Newman, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
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Residency Training: West Virginia University
Medical School: University of Maryland,

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Charles Cattano, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies---------Pediatric Gastroenterology
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Primary Hospital: AAMC
Residency Training: Northewestern University
Medical School: Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse,

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Melanie Jackson, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
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Residency Training: New York Presbyterian Medical Center
Medical School: Howard University,

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Anthony Calabrese, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
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Medical School: Jefferson Medical College,

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Douglas D Dykman, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
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Residency Training: The Jewish Hospital of St Louis/ Washington University
Medical School: Washington University,

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William Cassidy, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Assoc.
Specialties
Gastroenterology
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Primary Hospital: AAMC
Residency Training: Georgetown Service at DC General
Medical School: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine,

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Christopher Schultz, MD
(410) 224-2116
820 Bestgate Rd
Annapolis, MD
Business
Anne Arundel Gastroenterology Associates
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroscopy--colonoscopy--ERCP--Nutrional Counseling--Gut Cam/Capsule Endoscopy--Esophogeal pH monitoring--motility studies--clinical research studies
Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: AAMC
Residency Training: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Medical School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,

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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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