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Find Relief For Heartburn Pain

Early treatment can be especially impactful for many patients suffering with GERD. Once diagnosed, we can stop the pain and start healing the damage caused by GERD. At Granite Peaks, our experienced, Board-Certified gastroenterologists are heartburn specialists. They assess your symptoms to determine a specific diagnosis and develop an effective treatment plan for you.

What Causes GERD?

The stomach contains acid and pepsin to help digest food. Heartburn and reflux occur when the muscles in the lower end of the esophagus are abnormally weakened or relaxed, allowing stomach contents to wash back into the esophagus causing pain. Left untreated this can cause esophageal inflammation, or lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a condition that increases the risk of esophageal cancer.

About 15 million Americans experience heartburn daily and it often goes untreated. For most people heartburn occurs after:

  • Eating a large meal
  • Eating late at night
  • Lying down shortly after eating
  • Eating spicy/acidic foods
  • Drinking alcohol or caffeine.