The Heartburn Treatment Center at Union Hospital provides comprehensive, effective treatment to patients suffering from heartburn and reflux (GERD)

Take Control of Your Symptoms and Your Life

Signs and Symptoms of Heartburn

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease can rob you of the pleasure of enjoying your favorite foods, and cause discomfort and chronic pain. The Heartburn Treatment Center at Union Hospital offers patients specialized, comprehensive care and treatment, so they can get back to eating their favorite foods without the aggravation of heartburn.

How do I know if I have GERD or heartburn?

Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease —GERD— caused by stomach acid and contents backing up into the esophagus (food pipe). The most common symptom is heartburn, but regurgitation, chest pain, trouble swallowing, bloating, chronic cough, hoarseness or even sore throat may be present as well. Left untreated, GERD can cause inflammation, narrowing, ulcers and bleeding of the esophagus, as well as increased risk of esophageal cancer.

Heartburn is the most common symptom of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). GERD can cause many symptoms, including heartburn, regurgitation, swallowing troubles, chronic cough, hoarseness or even sore throat.

Nearly everyone has suffered from heartburn after a spicy meal or during times of stress. Some are affected frequently, whether monthly, weekly or daily. Many have suffered for years without the benefit of a full evaluation.

Could your symptoms be a sign of GERD? Following are a few indications that you should visit The Heartburn Treatment Center at Union Hospital for a full evaluation.

Do you avoid the foods you used to love?

During your free consultation, we will thoroughly discuss your symptoms with you. Some you may not even realize are associated with GERD. You will receive information about lifestyle and treatment options based on the very latest research in the field.

The Heartburn Treatment Center at Union Hospital can help you enjoy your favorite foods again.

Do you reach for antacids several times a week?

Use of these medications may relieve the heartburn but could also be masking other serious conditions.

GERD is caused by a malfunctioning valve in the esophagus that does not close properly. GERD can lead to serious conditions such as Barrett's esophagus or esophageal cancer.

If the medications you take to relieve your heartburn are losing their effectiveness, or if you have been experiencing symptoms for several years, it is time to get serious about your condition.

The Heartburn Center at Union Hospital offers a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the exact cause of your symptoms, which is the first step toward relief.

Do you sleep in a recliner because you cannot lie flat? Does regurgitation frequently wake you at night?

Severe and painful symptoms of GERD can occur during the day or night, decreasing your productivity, affecting your relationships and generally making life miserable.

Heartburn, swallowing difficulties, dental problems and chronic sore throat are just a few of the symptoms of GERD that may affect your quality of life. GERD-related heartburn typically gets progressively worse as you age. And recurring symptoms can be a sign of serious problems, such as GERD-induced esophageal cancer.

The Heartburn Treatment Center at Union Hospital offers the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and treatment options.

Don't Put it Off Any Longer

Reflux disease is a chronic and progressive condition.

You don’t need a physician referral to seek treatment at the Heartburn Treatment Center. Just call (330) 308-3595 to make an appointment for a complete evaluation.

Nearly 20 million Americans suffer from GERD. And GERD induced esophageal cancer has increased 600% since 1975, making it the fasted growing cancer in terms of incidence.

With GERD, you may breathe stomach acid into your lungs causing respiratory problems

Increased pressure on your abdomen from being overweight can cause GERD

Left untreated, GERD can lead to more serious health problems over time.

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