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The Not So Common Forms of Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Oct 14, 2010 10:50:00 AM

Most people think of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD as the classic symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation.  Heartburn is often reported as a burning sensation below the breast bone and regurgitation is the effortless repeating or return of food material back up the esophagus (or food tube).  It is important not to mistake a chest pain complaint that may be cardiac in origin for reflux.  See your doctor if you have a new chest pain complaint, especially if you have cardiac disease risk factors such as a family history of heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, or if you smoke.  Now, back to reflux troubles.

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Reflux, cough, GERD, atypical reflux, nonacid reflux