What is Chronic Heartburn or GERD?

Chronic heartburn or acid reflux is when food and stomach acids come back up from the stomach after eating.

Symptoms of GERD and Chronic Heartburn

Below are some common symptoms of chronic heartburn.

  • Sore throat
  • Dry cough
  • Asthma
  • Laryngitis
  • Burning in the chest
  • Chest pain/discomfort
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Regurgitation

Diagnosis and Treatment

Chronic heartburn and other related diseases can be diagnosed through a physical examination by a doctor or by any of the following procedures:

Treatment for chronic heartburn depends on the severity of the disease. Some treatments could include lifestyle changes, medications or surgery.

For diagnosis and treatment of chronic heartburn, contact the Digestive Disease Center at Christian Hospital at 314.747.9355 or toll-free at 877.747.9355 or email us.