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Heartburn Quiz

By Sims, Jane, Jan 6, 2011

Have you ever had heartburn – that painful, burning sensation in your chest or throat? If so, you are not alone. According to the American College of Physicians (ACP), about 40 percent of adults in the United States experience heartburn on a monthly basis. But for many of those people, heartburn may be a sign of a more serious condition. Take this quiz to see if you know the difference.

1. Heartburn is also called:
2. Which of these conditions might be indicated by heartburn?
3. Heartburn combined with other symptoms like a pain or ache in your arm or jaw, difficulty breathing, and/or chest pain, may be a symptom of:
4. Heartburn is a disease.
5. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is another name for acid reflux.
6. Which of these contribute to GERD?
7. Which of the following lifestyle changes can help curb GERD and/or heartburn?
8. Many over-the-counter drugs can be used to relieve heartburn. These drugs are commonly called:
9. If your heartburn doesn’t go away, your doctor may perform a bronchoscopy to see if you have a more serious problem.
10. Left untreated, GERD can cause which of the following conditions?
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