Bad to Worse

Severe Heartburn: When Heartburn Symptoms Get Even Worse

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Severe Heartburn: When Heartburn Symptoms Get Even Worse

When your heartburn symptoms refuse to subside and remain frequent or severe despite treatment, they may be indicative of a more serious problem, such as GERD.

GERD, short for gastroesophageal reflux disease, is caused by the reflux, or backflow, of stomach acids into the esophagus. Another potential problem could be Barrett's esophagus. Although this condition is rare, it could increase your risk of getting esophageal cancer.

Read the below articles to learn the measures you should take when your heartburn symptoms go from bad to worse.

Understanding the Long-term Effects of Severe Heartburn
Questions for When Frequent Heartburn Gets Worse