Why Acid Reflux and Heartburn Should Never Be Ignored

That painful, burning sensation you feel after eating meals or lying down in your bed at night isn’t something you should ignore. Acid reflux and heartburn are serious medical issues that can indicate bigger problems. What’s more, the discomfort of living with acid reflux and heartburn can drastically reduce your quality of life and make it difficult to get through the day. We help countless patients address acid reflux and heartburn here at Digestive Care Physicians in Georgia. Our patients are served by four physicians and a physician’s assistant.

Why Taking Care of Your Digestive Health Is Important

Your digestive health isn’t isolated from your overall health. Digestive issues should be seen as signs that all is not right. While heartburn and acid reflux are often caused by environmental factors, symptoms could also point to bigger health problems like cancer. Letting acid reflux and heartburn go ignored should never be an option. Allowing this problem to persist without medical treatment can cause serious damage to the lining of your esophagus and other areas of your digestive system. In fact, untreated symptoms may lead to chronic GERD or Barrett’s esophagus. These painful conditions can have a negative impact on a person’s life. Heartburn and acid reflux can leave a person feeling robbed because they are unable to enjoy meals with their families or get a good night of rest.

When Should You See a Digestive Care Doctor?

Anyone who is experiencing acid reflux or heartburn on a regular basis should seek the advice of a physician. It is especially important if persistent symptoms seem to pop up out of nowhere. Anyone experiencing pressure in their chest, a burning sensation in their chest or an odd and bitter flavor in their mouth as a result of acid reflux shouldn’t hesitate when it comes to being evaluated by a gastroenterology specialist.

What Happens When You Visit a Doctor for Heartburn or Acid Reflux?

You will be evaluated when you visit us here at Digestive Care Physicians. We may find that your heartburn symptoms can be easily managed with some diet and lifestyle changes. Many people find that going over their eating patterns and identifying trigger foods helps to bring relief. In addition, we can educate you regarding foods that actually help to tame and neutralize acid. It is also possible that you may require certain medications to stop symptoms. Of course, our office is equipped to offer a full range of tests for getting to the bottom of why acid reflux and heartburn are occurring. These tests also make it possible to see if acid reflux and heartburn are causing damage to the esophagus.

Don’t Hesitate to Get Treatment for Acid Reflux and Heartburn

Don’t let discomfort become a part of your daily life. You shouldn’t have to walk around with the fear that every bite you take will lead to agony. The team at Digestive Care Physicians is here to answer all your questions and help get to the bottom of what is causing your pain and discomfort. We’ll tailor tests and treatments to meet your specific symptoms and medical history. We have four convenient locations in Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Cumming, and Dawsonville. We serve patients from the communities of Roswell, Milton, Duluth, Canton, Suwanee, Sandy Springs, Marietta and the rest of Georgia. Don’t hesitate to call us today to book an appointment.

The information presented above is not intended to serve as medical advice. It should be used for general purposes only. It is important to seek medical attention immediately if you feel that you may be experiencing a medical emergency. You can call us here at Digestive Care Physicians if you’d like to book a consultation to discuss your symptoms for non-emergency purposes.

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