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Heartburn relief that's permanent

Digestive enzymes that travel back up into the esophagus can cause symptoms such as a burning chest pain or pressure, cough, hoarseness, asthma, regurgitation or a constant lump-in-the-throat sensation. The new Heartburn Center at Virginia Hospital Center offers two studies to assess gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and optimal courses of treatment. One test measures swallowing and valve function in the esophagus, while the other records the frequency and nature of reflux episodes over a 24-hour period.

Most individuals with acid reflux can be, and are, treated successfully with medication and minor behavioral modifications. When these measures don't work, many individuals assume their reflux is caused by what they eat and the discomfort and pain is untreatable and just something they have to live with.

Your return to a normal life without food restrictions starts here with a better understanding of what causes heartburn and what can be done to provide relief that is permanent.

Where can I go to get help for my Heartburn/GERD?
For heartburn testing:
The Heartburn Center at Virginia Hospital Center
1625 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA 22205
Phone: 703.717.GERD (4373)
For heartburn treatment:
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Surgical Specialists
Phone: 703.717.4250
Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group – Hernia & Heartburn Institute
Phone: 703.372.2280
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