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Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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In brief: Symptom v. Disease

Heartburn is a symptom; gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a disease which is the most common cause of heartburn.
Therefore, while one may have heartburn secondary to gerd, it is presumptive to call it "reflux" unless this has been proven.

In brief: Symptom v. Disease

Heartburn is a symptom; gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a disease which is the most common cause of heartburn.
Therefore, while one may have heartburn secondary to gerd, it is presumptive to call it "reflux" unless this has been proven.
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