January 20, 2012

Chronic Heartburn a Growing Problem in U.S.


 Heartburn and acid reflux strike many people as an annoying and painful but ultimately harmless problem -- a result of overindulgence and gluttony that must be endured, much like a hangover after a night of drinking.. Most of the time, GERD stems from one of two causes -- what you eat and how much you weigh -- but excessive weight is the most prominent, said Dr. Kenneth R. DeVault, chairman of the gastroenterology department at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and co-author of the American College of Gastroenterology's guidelines for treating GERD. Additional coverage: Health.com

HealthDay, by Dennis Thompson, 1/5/2012

Tags: GI, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville

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