Category Chest Pain

Is there a link between our sleeping habits and GERD?

Do you experience heartburn from time to time? I’ve come across many patients who assume that just because they have heartburn, they have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Relax — that is not true. While heartburn is a symptom of GERD, it is not the only symptom, nor is it always necessary to experience heartburn to be diagnosed with GERD.

In this article, I will discuss some of the myths surrounding GERD and give some tips on how to manage this condition better, including altering your sleeping position.

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