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GERD: Tips for Relief

Summary: What happens when a couple of antacids or a pill doesn't get rid of that burning feeling?
Air Date: 8/13/16
Duration: 20
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Anish Sheth, MD
Anish-ShethAnish Sheth, MD, received his A.B. degree from Brown University in May, 1997, and his medical degree from Brown Medical School in May, 2001. An internship and residency was completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (2001–2004). He was an Academic Hospitalist at Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, PA from July, 2004 to June, 2005. A Gastroenterology Fellowship was completed at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT from July, 2005 to June, 2008.

From June, 2008–August, 2011 Dr. Sheth was an assistant professor of medicine at Yale University Medical School in the division of gastroenterology. Dr. Sheth has been board certified in Internal Medicine since 2004 and he is also board certified in Gastroenterology since 2008.

He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Dr. Sheth joined Princeton Medical Group in August, 2011 and he is an attending physician at the University Medical Center at Princeton. Dr. Sheth is the recipient of various honors and recognitions and has several publications in numerous medical journals.
GERD: Tips for Relief
Everyone's had a little heartburn at some point.

But, what happens when a couple of antacids or a pill doesn't get rid of that burning feeling? Chances are it could be GERD, a severe form of reflux that affects one in every three people in the U.S.

Could that include you? And if so, do you know what untreated or long-term GERD can do to your health? It's scary to realize, but heartburn hurts way more than your throat and can lead to serious health problems.

Anish A. Sheth, MD, a gastroenterologist from Princeton, explains the symptoms that might mean you have GERD and what you can do about it.

Find out about the latest treatments, including the non-surgical option called Stretta Therapy. And, see why doctors are concerned about PPIs (like Prilosec or Prevacid).

Bonus!
Are Your Heartburn Remedies Harming Your Kidneys?
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