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posted: December 31, 2008

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Timely Tip: Knowing Whether You Have GERD

Do you or your loved one suffer from GERD, the most unpleasant stomach and digestion disorder that leaves many people thinking they either are having a heart attack or simply dealing with heartburn? Take this test by the American College of Gastroenterology to find out.

Richter Scale/Acid Test

  1. Do you or your loved one frequently have one or more of the following:
    1. An uncomfortable feeling behind the breastbone that seems to be moving upward from the stomach?
    2. A burning sensation in the back of your throat
    3. A bitter acid taste in your mouth?
  2. Do you or your loved one often experience these problems after meals?
  3. Do you or your loved one experience heartburn or acid indigestion two or more times per week?
  4. Do you or your loved one find that antacids only provide temporary relief from your symptoms?
  5. Are you or your loved one taking prescription medication to treat heartburn, but still having symptoms?

If you or your loved one said yes to two or more of the above, GERD may be present. A doctor or a gastrointestinal specialist can tell you for sure and get you on the right path for treatment.

You can read the full story on GERD and how to recognize and treat it in GERD: Little Word for a Big Pain, a feature article in the December 2008 edition of Caregiver’s Home Companion.

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