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Is your heartburn more than just a symptom of overeating? It could be a sign of a serious disease.

Heartburn, that painful feeling in your chest or throat that can follow a heavy meal, may be more than an inconvenience. Heartburn is actually the most common symptom of a medical condition that impacts up to 40 percent of Americans in their lifetime[1], and is also called gastroesophageal acid reflux disease, or GERD. If left untreated, chronic GERD can increase a person’s risk for a precancerous condition of the esophagus called Barrett’s esophagus (BE).[1] BE is the primary risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer of the esophagus.[2]

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