Jul 25, 2017

Endoscopy Center offers screening tool for heartburn


The Endoscopy Center of Columbus Regional Health is pleased to offer screenings for those suffering from chronic heartburn.

Chronic heartburn, sometimes called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is a very common condition, but should not be ignored. Even if you’re successfully treating symptoms with over-the-counter medications, frequent symptoms can lead to serious conditions like Barrett’s Esophagus and esophageal cancer. GERD can be triggered by multiple lifestyle habits, including eating large meals; an unhealthy diet high in carbs; drinking a lot of caffeine; consuming sodas, tomato-based foods, spicy foods, onions, and alcohol; and snacking before bedtime. 

A wide variety of treatment options to restore health are available. Those suffering from frequent heartburn are encouraged to visit crh.org/burn or call 812-993-0638 to learn more and fill out the free screening questionnaire. A nurse navigator at the Endoscopy Center will answer calls and review the questionnaire to determine the next course of action.


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