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Van Ritter MD
(508) 528-5840
440 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Sonia Friedman, MD
(617) 732-7429
208 Church St
West Roxbury, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1993

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Elihu Myron Schimmel, MD
(617) 232-9500
150 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1954

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Christopher M Kenney, MD
(919) 966-4074
75 Standish Rd
Milton, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1997

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Daniel Stuart Matloff, MD
(617) 522-9996
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1974

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Frederick W Heiss, MD
(718) 744-8743
41 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA
Business
Lahey Burlington Gastroenterology
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Richard S Tilson, MD
(617) 323-2548
206 Park St
West Roxbury, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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George L Barrett II, MD
(617) 696-0082
100 Highland St Ste 101
Milton, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Carney Hosp, Dorchestr Ctr, Ma; Milton Hospital, Milton, Ma

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Benjamin Noah Smith, MD
(617) 522-9996
1153 Centre St
Boston, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1987

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Daniel Leffler, MR
(617) 667-2136
40 Parkton Rd # 3
Jamaica Plain, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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