• kate brooks kate brooks
    November 17, 2010
    my husband has heartburn every day, I don't think it is heartburn,tell me more please
    kate brooks kate brooks
    November 17, 2010

    My husband has heartburn every day, but I think it may be more than just that. Tell me more, please.

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  • NC
    NC
    November 18, 2010
    NC
    NC
    November 18, 2010

    Hi Kate,

     

    If he had heartburn long time ago and never got treated with Nexium or any drug to stop the acid, it could become chronic. If he does not get it treated, it would hurt his eating and swallowing as it would cause Barrett's esophagus. With this condition, one would have to take the drug for heartburn to make sure there is no more heartburn to damage the area. It could also cause cancer if Barrett's esophagus gets worse and etc.

     

    Heartburn is tricky, so you need to make him see a specialist to diagnose this properly. It is better to be serious about it or it would get worse later on.

    Chest pain or short asthma or anything funny between the stomach and throat should be checked. I never knew about it until I got it myself this year and heard about other people, A bad heartburn is not comfortable at all and the drug on the counter such as tums cannot cure it. Drinking lots of water helps heartburn too.

     

    Regards,
    Nina

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