Oct 16, 2009

Diagnosing Heartburn -- Gastroenterologists Diagnose Chronic Heartburn More Effectively

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 Gastroenterologists are using confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) to more effectively diagnose chronic heartburn. The technology gives doctors an image of the esophagus that is magnified 1,000 times. A tiny microscope at the end of an endoscope provides the magnification, while a blue light provides illumination--sending clear, close-up images to a computer screen. Read more at Science daily

Heartburn is a common condition that affects more than 70 million in US alone and many millions more worldwide. And also it is an early symptom to Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) .

Many times we feel heartburn after taking meals and we take antacids to suppress these sensations, but in chronic cases they get repeated quite often and are necessarily an early symptom to the GERD.

However there is a difference between the heartburn and acid reflux like

Someone having heartburn may not have the acid reflux and one who is having acid reflex ailment may not have heartburn.

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3. An indepth overview of Heartburn, treatment and prevention


Dr Nicholas E. said... Reply to comment

Medical diagnosis on acid reflux or heartburn may have caused by regular smoking, drinking alcohol and stress. But changing the kind of lifestyle and diet that you practice can control lessen the pain. It's better to take natural medications to improve one's health condition.

Valleyz said... Reply to comment

@Dr Nicholas E. Hi,Dr! Yeah I agree with your advice, natural medication does in many cases can cure this ailment. Excuse me for a belated response!

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