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Gastropesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) -

Your digestive system is an important, but complicated component of your overall health. One small thing can make life miserable.

Dr. Ruth Latham is treating Gastropesophegeal Reflux disease.

GERD is a reflux of stomach contents back up into the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, belching or difficulty swallowing.

Avoid foods that are greasy and spicy. Also, try to limit or avoid beverages containing caffeine.

Mild symptoms may be relieved with an over the counter medication. If symptoms persist, see your primary care physician.

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    Primary Health Group-Meadowbridge
    8239 Meadowbridge Road
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    Phone: 804-665-2650
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    8239 Meadowbridge Road
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116
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