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

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
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

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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
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
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
48 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Esophagitis: It sounds like esophagitis to me - I see you have a hx of stomach ulcer. Have you been checked for H.pylori infection, which could cause your symptoms ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hepatojugular reflux: This is a physical finding we observe which suggests there may be an increase in the pressure in the right heart system. It is seen in right heart fai ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Caffeine can be: Stay away from sodas with caffeine.
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