You’ve exhausted over-the-counter remedies.
You’re running out of things to eliminate from your diet.
You don’t know what else to do, but you’re tired of treating the symptoms.
You just want your reflux gone.
When should I see a doctor?
Heartburn symptoms are very common in the U.S. and many may feel like taking antacids daily is simply a part of life. If you suffer from chronic heartburn or similar symptoms, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid reflux. GERD happens when food and liquid from the stomach moves back up into the esophagus, causing irritation.
- Heartburn or burning in the chest
- Regurgitation (food coming back up)
- Long term, daily use of antacids
- Chest pain
- Nausea after eating
- Sour taste in mouth
- Coughing, choking, or wheezing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Belching or burping excessively
- Hoarseness or change in voice
- Sore throat
- Feeling that food is stuck behind the breastbone
If you want to take control of your symptoms, consultations with acid reflux specialists Dr. Greg Gerrish and Dr. Jacob Schaeffer are available. During your appointment, you can discuss your options, including diagnostic testing to better manage your treatment.
Schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Gerrish or Dr. Schaeffer by calling the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic at 605-884-5172.