Geelong Medical & Health Group News

9 Serious Conditions That Mimic Heartburn

October 10 2018

Heartburn-like pain is a common symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). But several other conditions can cause a burning feeling in your chest. Most of the time, your doctor will be able to identify whether you have heartburn or GORD by doing tests. Here are nine other conditions that can cause heartburn-like pain.   Heart disease Angina,...

Read more

11 Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

December 16 2017

Acid reflux is such a common problem you’d think it would be simple to spot and treat. But sometimes acid reflux symptoms are less than obvious or easy to mistake for something else. If left untreated, heartburn can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, which is a precursor to cancer, says Timothy Pfanner, MD, assistant professor of...

Read more

8 Causes of Chest Pain That Aren’t a Heart Attack

October 18 2017

The mention of chest pain is often related to images of a heart attack, but there are plenty of other diseases and conditions that can trigger this symptom. These chest pain-causing conditions range from benign to dangerous. Here are 8 conditions that can cause chest pain. Heartburn Gastroesophageal reflux occurs when a person’s stomach contents—including the...

Read more

The Ugly Feeling Of Heartburn: Foods To Avoid

September 17 2017

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) occurs when stomach acid leaks from the stomach and moves up into the oesophagus (food pipe). Having GORD is not an easy task, especially when heartburn surprises you during the day or even at night. Although doctors debate which foods actually cause reflux symptoms, certain foods have been shown to cause...

Read more