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A 23-year-old female asked:

Why is it getting harder and harder each time to get rid of horrible gerd symptoms: lump in throat, burning in chest, etc. gerd symptoms lasting 1-4 hrs each time. already taking anti acids. possible flare up? worsening symptoms on and off. help?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Getting harder: It's getting harder because you are ignoring the cause of your indigestion and instead trying to treat the symptoms. You have learned that for your OTC's are not the answer. You need to be evaluated by, preferably, a specialist Gastroenterologist to determine the cause of your symptoms, and then the cause can be properly treated.

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Last updated Dec 28, 2020

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