Heartburn and Reflux are a form of indigestion caused by stomach acid or food regurgitation into the esophagus.
Many factors contribute to heartburn or reflux. Most often it happens after eating a large meal. Other factors include tobacco use, fried or fatty foods, caffeine, citrus fruits and juices, alcohol, pregnancy, certain medications or lying flat.
Outside of the basic symptoms, there are several tests that our team uses to diagnose reflux:
Antacid or milk temporarily relieve most symptoms. With recurring reflux we often prescribe antacid, prescription medication or in rare cases, surgery.
If heartburn is chronic and persistent.