|Health trends and tips based on the daily practice of medicine | vol. #2|
Dr. Melissa Stoppler, Editor of Medicinenet.com, discusses Causes and Tips to Reduce Nighttime Heartburn
The following is a partial transcript taken from this audio broadcast:
"Heartburn is a burning pain in the chest, and actually a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or in other words, the reflux of the stomach contents which are acidic back up into the esophagus. Dr. Stoppler, what causes heartburn while sleeping? Heartburn is always worsened by lying down or positional changes, just simply due to gravity and changing position of lying down can facilitate the reflux of the gastric contents back up into the esophagus . ."
Listen to the entire audio segment of Monitoring Medicine on Nighttime Heartburn in this edition of / Doctors on Health /.
Read Dr. Stoppler's article: Soda and Sleeping Pills Increase Nighttime Heartburn