The Truth Behind Heartburn | Leo Galland, M.D.
TV commercials about heartburn are not telling you the whole truth.
Displaying a bottle of acid-lowering medicine surrounded by bottles of hot sauce and chicken wings only encourages you to indulge in tempting food, then take a pill to solve the problem.
Although certain drugs can be effective in relieving unpleasant symptoms of acid reflux, they don't really deal with the underlying issue.
Acid reflux happens when the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus fails to stay closed when it should. This valve is called the lower esophageal