How do you know if the pain in your chest is due to heartburn or a more serious cause like a heart attack? In this episode, Dr. Afrin N. Kamal, a gastroenterologist with Stanford Medicine joins us to explain the signs and symptoms that patients should be aware of for both conditions, the differences between them and what symptoms may cause confusion for patients when the discomfort presents itself in their chest. Dr. Kamal provides expert insight on acid reflux and explains the long-term effects of acid reflux on the esophagus. She also offers tips for patients who experience frequent heartburn, such as when it’s time to put down the antacids and go see the doctor.
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