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.