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i am experiencing heartburn (worsened by: eating just before bed, eating certain foods) (unaffected by: bending forward, lying flat), throat tightness (worsened by: eating certain foods), back pain (side: upper), overeating, burping, weight gain, and bloating or abdominal fullness. i am not experiencing damaged tooth enamel or stretch marks.

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
GERD/Heartburn: Heartburn can be caused by acidic stomach contents backing up into your esophagus. If this happens 2 or more times per week it is called GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease). Lifestyle changes can ease the symptoms: drink more water, eat smaller meals, avoid trigger foods including fats/hot sauce/coffee) lose weight, stop smoking, sleep with head elevated. A Dr can prescribe meds that can help.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
TMI: Stop eating before bed. You should not eat anything for 2 full hours before sleep. Stop eating food s that aggravate your condition. Do see your Physician to determine cause, as symptoms may be signaling a serious GI tract problem. See your Dentist to make sure you have not done any oral damage.

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