Heartburn is common symptom of acid reflux.  Acid reflux occurs when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus.  Other symptoms of acid reflux include: burning in the chest (heartburn), burning in the throat or an acidic taste in the throat, stomach or chest pain, trouble swallowing, raspy voice or a sore throat, unexplained cough.

There are various types of medications that can help the symptoms of acid reflux including antacids, histamine blockers, and proton pump inhibitors.  You should seek evaluation by a medical provider if your symptoms are severe or last a long time and you cannot seem to control your symptoms.

Other symptom that warrant urgent medical evaluation include difficulty swallowing, unexplained weight loss, choking with eating, and vomiting blood or bowel movements that are black.  Dr. Schub is specialized in the evaluation and management of acid reflux.  If you feel that you have been experiencing any of the above symptoms please contact Dr. Schub for a consultation.