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Elizabeth S Gantt, MD
(301) 251-9555
15001 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
Business
Drs Stern & Gantt
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Adeyinka Laiyemo, MD
(202) 865-6100
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Duane T Smoot
(202) 865-6625
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Louis Yves Korman, MD
(202) 296-8981
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology
Gender
Male
Languages
French
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Syracuse, Coll Of Med, Syracuse Ny 13210
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Sibley Mem Hosp, Washington, Dc; George Washington Univ Hosp, Washington, Dc; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Metropolitan Gastro Group

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Dr.Nelson Trujillo
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW # T110
Washington, DC
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1962
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Victor F Scott
(202) 865-7470
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Nelson P Trujillo, MD
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1962

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Charles B Abrams
(202) 296-3443
1120 19th St Nw Ste 200
Washington, DC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Ann Lb Williams
(202) 466-4619
1145 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Donald Ary O'Kieffe Jr, MD
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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