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Symptoms of Heartburn and Other Digestive Disorders

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Updated September 25, 2007

Knowing the symptoms of following digestive disorders can help you get diagnosis and treatment sooner.

Symptoms of GERD
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. Knowing the symptoms can help you receive a diagnosis and treatment sooner.

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Symptoms of Heartburn
Despite the name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. Heartburn is a digestive problem that occurs when stomach acid comes into contact with the lining of the esophagus, causing irritation. Most people suffer from heartburn occasionally, usually after a meal. These are the most commonly experienced symptoms of heartburn.

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Symptoms of Hiatal Hernias
50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the following symptoms may occur.

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Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. It is important to know what the symptoms are for this type of cancer.

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Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers
It is important to learn the symptoms of a peptic ulcer in order to quickly receive needed diagnosis and treatment.

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