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Do you frequently suffer from heartburn?
These guidelines can help to prevent or relieve the uncomfortable — and even downright dangerous — symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The danger from GERD lies in the repeated exposure of the esophagus to acid; this can result in respiratory symptoms as well as changes in the lining's cells that may lead to cancer. In addition to following these strategies, check with your physician to see whether you're a candidate for medication.