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How do i know if my bad heartburn is from heart problems or just heartburn

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Esophagitis : The best person to ask this would be the doctor who did the upper endoscopy. It seems that Protonix could be helpful. It should be taken 30 minutes be... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Agree with Dr. R: If you are overweight, losing weight will help.

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
The esophagus gets irritated with GERD. It is located in the chest and causes chest tightness, burning, or pain. The treatment for chest pain with a n... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 31 years experience
Chest : Chest pain is a symptom that causes great concern for patients, and rightfully so. Chest pain may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition such a... Read More
Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 52 years experience
Probably esophagus: Chest pain that only occurs when you bend over, and not when you run or carry things upstairs, etc, is very unlikely to be heart-related. It could be ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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Any time someone...: ...says a symptom of any kind is severe, it's time to see a doctor. I don't know what heart problems you have, but angina (heart pain from a blocked ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heartburn: The relief by the maalox suggests that it is acid related. If you are anxious relative to your heart, see your doctor a stress test could reassure you... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
Possibly: While those symptoms can be heart-related, other organ systems maybe the source of all those findings. Also, there maybe a combination of organs that ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can evaluate: A person with chest pain symptoms usually has to go to her doctor (or even to the emergency room) to be checked right away for a heart problems, UNLES... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Caffeine can be: Stay away from sodas with caffeine.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conner
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Chest pain: A bad heart can present in many ways: difficulty breathing, chest pain worse with exertion, swelling of legs, cough when laying down. At your age, 29... Read More

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