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You may find it comforting that you’re not suffering acid reflux alone—about 20 to 30 percent of Americans experience symptoms weekly. But how does this help you? It means that you can learn from others. Get tips from the experts, learn how to choose a gastroenterologist, know what questions to ask your doctor, and understand which symptoms indicate an emergency. In other words, get support for your GERD.

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, author of the best-selling book "The Acid Reflux Solution" has personally dealt with GERD for years. In this blog, he'll offer advice, information, and even a few recipes to help you live a better life, without sacrificing any of its great pleasures

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Questions to Ask Your Doctor

If you suffer from GERD, a visit to your doctor may be in order. Here are questions to ask your doctor to make the most of your visit.

Preparing for an Endoscopy

An upper GI endoscopy allows your doctor to look inside your esophagus and stomach to determine if you have GERD.

When to Contact a Doctor

Acid reflux is fairly common and while the symptoms are bothersome, they usually don't signal an emergency. Know which symptoms require immediate medical attention.

Choosing a Gastroenterologist

If you have GERD, you'll want to see a doctor called a gastroenterologist, who specializes in the digestive system. Learn how to choose your doctor here.