Going to a traditional doctor with symptoms of heartburn may have you leaving the office with a prescription for a medication that will help curb the pain. But have you really had an explanation of the cause of this distressing problem? Probably not.
Depending on how frequently you experience heartburn may indicate a more serious problem called GERD. The next step your doctor may take is to refer you to a gastroenterologist to perform a test called an endoscopy to look at the tissues of the esophagus. But that really isn’t getting to the core issue either.
Unfortunately, many doctors don’t even recommend simple things like eliminating certain inflammatory foods, suggestions on how to reduce stress in your life, the timing of your last meal, or losing weight that all can help eliminate nighttime reflux.