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Is it Heartburn or GERD?

Heartburn or GERD? Both have similar symptoms, but one of these can lead to far worst affects on your health!

Heartburn is a common problem with over 40% of Americans saying they suffer from it at least one a month and 25 million Americans admit to experiencing it every day. But sometimes what may feel like heartburn is actually a serious disease called GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease). If left untreated this can lead to cancer. In this video, Dr. Roshini Raj explains how your body breaks down food and the difference between heartburn and GERD.

 

Dr. Roshini Raj

This video features Dr. Roshini Raj. Dr. Roshini Raj is a Board certified gastroenterologist and internist with special interests in women’s health and cancer screening.

Duration: 02:58.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Mera Goodman . Review date: September 29, 2014
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