A 18-year-old male asked:
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sometimes i feel like a really bad burning sensation from my chest upto my throat? is this heart burn? someone told me 'gerd' what's that?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes is GERD: Most probably the symptoms worse at night while lying down and you may wake up coughing. Need to identify food that worse symptoms. Common ones: coffee, sodas, acid fruits and juices, smoking, tomatoes, spice foods etc. Go to reflux.Org; avoid large meal specially before going to bed. Loose weigh if overweight; do not drink; avoid tight cloths. If continue with symptoms see your doctor.
Answered on Jun 6, 2013

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