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Heartburn is what is occurring if you experience a hot painful sensation in your chest. The sensation may intensify following meals or at bedtime. It could also occur when lying in a flat position or when leaning over. In the case that you have had heartburn you are not able to get rid of or have dealt with chronic heartburn that interrupts one's day-to-day life, it can be a sign of a more serious problem, such as acid reflux. The gastroenterologists at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida will assist you in easing the issue. If you need assistance with heartburn treatment in Florida, we encourage you to connect with our practice to request an appointment.

Although the majority of patients can deal with heartburn on their own, understanding the clues is fundamental to keeping the issue under control, as well as being aware of when you should consult with one of the gastroenterologists at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. The indicators of heartburn involve:

  • Swallowing trouble
  • Bitter or acid-like taste in the mouth
  • A warm feeling in your throat
  • Discomfort that worsens when you lie horizontally or when bending over
  • A burning pain in your chest or throat after meals

If you have these symptoms and are looking for relief, request an appointment with Gastroenterology Associates of Florida.

Commonly, the most prompt option to alleviate heartburn is to use popular products such as antacids that work to diminish stomach acid so that you can get relief fast. But with drugstore options, the medications are unable to treat an esophagus that’s become harmed by gastric acid. If over-the-counter medicines have not been effective, or you think you’ve been taking them more consistently than you should, our Florida gastroenterologists would be glad to have you schedule an appointment. Our team at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida will work with you to help handle your symptoms effectively. Call our practice today to obtain the relief you need.

Heartburn can be a difficult issue, although it can be mitigated. Address your discomfort by getting support from the experienced gastroenterologists at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida. Our staff frequently treats heartburn in Florida patients and can help you deal with your issues for you to enjoy life once again.

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What factors cause heartburn?

A range of factors can lead to the development of heartburn. Some of the more common causes of this GI symptom involve:

  • Consuming fatty, spicy, or acidic foods
  • Lying down soon after eating
  • Eating too much
  • Consuming caffeine or alcohol
  • Health conditions such as a hiatal hernia or gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Being pregnant
  • Certain types of medications
  • Using tobacco products
When should you be concerned about heartburn?

Having heartburn on occasion is not out of the ordinary and not necessarily worrisome. But should you notice heartburn at least twice a week, it can indicate the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Under these circumstances, it is important to visit a healthcare professional. The team at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida offers treatment for this condition and is here to provide assistance.

Is heartburn dangerous for your health?

Having heartburn from time to time is typically not a concern. However, ongoing or untreated heartburn can cause health complications such as esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus), Barrett's esophagus (a precancerous condition), and cancer of the esophagus, among others. Getting prompt care from one of our Florida doctors can help improve your GI health and general wellness.

When should you visit a physician about heartburn?

Heartburn could occur with various concerning health problems and should be evaluated by a healthcare practitioner. We urge you to consult one of our doctors in the event:

  • You lose weight unexpectedly.
  • You experience heartburn two or more times within a week.
  • You find it hard to swallow.
  • You have frequent bouts of vomiting.
  • The pain of heartburn is intense or accompanies other symptoms.
  • Over-the-counter treatments fail to alleviate your symptoms.

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