Ten Tips To Avoid Holiday Heartburn

It is not by chance GERD Awareness Week (Nov. 24-30) occurs around Thanksgiving. A common symptom for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is heartburn, which can be triggered by overeating. Approximately 60 percent of adults experience some type of GERD every year, and 20 percent of the nation is affected weekly. Left untreated, GERD can develop into more serious conditions such as, Barrett’s esophagus and increase your risk for complications. When symptoms occur frequently, 2 or more times per week, it’s time to see a doctor. Learn more through our holiday campaign “Eat This, Not That. Do This, Not That.”

Telehealth Appointments Available

All Capital Digestive Care physicians and advanced practice providers are offering "virtual" visits via telehealth. Call your doctor's office or click the "Schedule a Visit" button to schedule an appointment. For the health and safety of our patients and staff, we are limiting in-office appointments and endoscopy procedures to patients requiring urgent care. We encourage all individuals to practice everyday preventive actions and social-distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.