I have been experiencing a lot of heartburn lately ... on a regular basis, and thought that that is all it was. But now I'm wondering if it's Acid Reflux. I did have a silent heart attack 2 years ago (with no symptoms other than a little 'shortness of breath'). Did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, not overweight, never smoked & not Diabetic. At first I was scared it could be my heart again, and went to the ER. After an ECG, Stress Test & blood work, I was told everything is OK. But this frequent heartburn continues. WHY? Can you be tested for Acid Reflux and get a conclusive answer?View Thread
Thank you for your response. But how can you be so sure it's hheartburn and not 'acid reflux'? I never eat spicy food; actually hate it. Maybe drinking more water I could do. But my question is how do you know if you have 'acid reflux'. One of the symptoms is 'heartburn'. I just recently saw my GP and she said ... yes, it probably is 'acid reflux' and gave me a prescription. Is there NO TEST? Is there NO way of finding out if it IS 'acid reflux' or just a bad case of recurring 'heartburn'? Don't want to take medication if it's not necessary ... but if it is, then I certainly would. Any answers out there?View Thread
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