Is your Heartburn GERD?

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Is your Heartburn GERD?

For Canadians with mild symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, simple dietary and lifestyle changes may be enough to provide relief. But, for more significant cases, you may need to speak with a gastroenterologist.

In this story, we hear from Dr. David Armstrong on what GERD is, what symptoms to look for, and what options for relief are available.

Dr David Armstrong

Dr. David Armstrong
Consultant Gastroenterology, Hamilton Health Sciences, Associate Professor, McMaster University

For patients experiencing symptoms, always consult your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis. If heartburn becomes more frequent, won’t go away, or stops responding to OTC medications, it may be a sign of a more serious a condition that should be addressed by your doctor.