Almost every adult will experience some acid reflux at some point in their life. Occasional heartburn is mostly an annoyance for people and is generally not a problem. People with persistent acid reflux symptoms should be tested for acid reflux disease, which is the malfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter muscles. This condition requires medical intervention and a specialized diet.
I'm a board-certified gastroenterologist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida since 1995. I was always fascinated with science as a child and decided to become a doctor to use this interest along with helping people. After medical school, I began my internal medicine residency, where I developed a strong interest in the procedures of…