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By EmpowHER February 9, 2008 - 7:59am
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The reasons some people develop heart burn are unclear. If you've been diagnosed, how you deal with the condition?

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Thanks for recommending this Alysia. Apparently, I don't know enough as well. The most enlightening question on the quiz for me had to do with a chronic cough and digestive health. Think most of us assume coughs are rooted in our respiratory system.

April 17, 2008 - 10:10am

I found out that I didn't know enough, which was surprising, since I am constantly dealing with my own digestive health. Take the very short quiz:


April 16, 2008 - 5:51pm

according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology, report June 2005 http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/507857_2

Another thing for people to consider.

February 22, 2008 - 9:01pm
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I've had struggles with heartburn ever since I was in my mid-thirties. I was stunned to find out that I was having acid reflux issues at night while I was sleeping. I started experiencing horrendous chest pain, as if I were having a heart attack, and it turned out that I'd developed scarring in my esophagus. Fortunately, all I needed was the "magic" purple pill, Nexium, and my scarring healed while my stomach acid was controlled. I'm doing fine now at 42, still taking my nexium and trying to stay away from the foods/drinks that cause heartburn as much as I can.

Kristin Park

February 11, 2008 - 12:57pm
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