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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 tbarron7884, Community Member, asks

Q: Can you experience heartburn symptoms when hungry?

I experience heartburn-like symptoms frequently. At first I thought I had heart problems, but after a couple of trips to the ER my physician says it could be heartburn or GERD. I get heartburn at the strangest times, when I workout, when I am still hungry, and when waking up. Is this still heartburn or another problem my doctor is unaware of?

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Stephanie, Health Guide
3/19/10 10:04pm

I often have increased heartburn at the same times you describe. Working out can be difficult for me to schedule. It has to be long enough after I ate but not so long that I'm hungry.

 

Did your doctor suggest any treatment? You may want to try some of the lifestyle things that you can read about here:

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/introduction-000085_9-145.html?ic=506019

 

You can read more about the symptoms of reflux here:

 

http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/introduction-000085_4-145.html?ic=4004

 

Best of Luck - Stephanie

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By tbarron7884, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/17/14, First Published: 03/17/10