MoreThanHeartburn.com presents our heartburn awareness video! This educational video illustrates how frequent heartburn or acid reflux can increase your risk for esophageal cancer and shows the importance of getting an upper endoscopy.
Everyone experiences occasional heartburn, but if you frequently suffer from heartburn caused by acid reflux, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD. Medications, such as PPIs, can relieve symptoms of acid reflux, but over time acid can cause damage to the cells lining the esophagus. This can increase your risk of developing esophageal cancer.
So if you’ve been on heartburn medication for months or even years without an evaluation, find a gastroenterologist today to see if you need to have an upper endoscopy. This procedure allows your doctor to closely examine the lining of your upper GI tract and can identify the cause of certain symptoms, diagnose digestive diseases such as GERD, cancer or pre-cancerous abnormalities and inflammation, and treat digestive conditions.
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