Digestive Health


Chest Pain: Is it a Heart Attack or Heartburn?

Since gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and heart attacks have similar symptoms, it’s understandable why feeling chest pain might make you pause before calling 911. But while some symptoms might feel similar, the outcomes are VERY different. Delaying treatment of a heart attack can cost you your life.

On the other hand, no one wants to go to the ER if heartburn could be cleared up with an antacid. 

Here's what you need to know to assess your symptoms.
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Could Your Indigestion Be GERD?

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

Heartburn got its name from the burning sensation you get when acid that rises up from the stomach burns the esophagus, which is located behind the heart.

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