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Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Although many people can relieve their reflux disease symptoms by changes in their habits, diet, and lifestyle, others need to consult their health-care professional.

  • Call your health-care professional when symptoms of GERD occur frequently, disrupt your sleep, interfere with work or other activities, or are not relieved by self-care measures alone.
  • Make your health-care professional aware that you are using self-care measures or over-the-counter medications so that they can monitor how well they work and how often you need to use them.

If you have any of the following, go immediately to the emergency department:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2014
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