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Acid reflux is the condition that causes stomach contents to backflow into the esophagus, often leading to irritation and heartburn.
Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux, but some symptoms may be less noticeable.
Symptoms include belching, nausea, regurgitation, a bitter taste, discomfort in the upper abdomen, or a dry cough. Symptoms can worsen after eating large meals, while lying down, or bending over, and are more noticeable at night.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic form of acid reflux that can lead to serious health complications and cancer.
Barrett's esophagus is a potential complication of GERD. People with Barrett's esophagus develop abnormal cells that have a higher risk of progressing to esophageal cancer.
“We can successfully treat your reflux, improve your lifestyle, and help prevent the development of esophageal cancer,” says Dr. Casey. “We are here to help you find answers, and ultimately, relief.”