• The President and Acid Reflux

    President Obama was taken to Walter Reed Medical Center over the weekend to find the cause of his chronic sore throat - the culprit turned out to be acid reflux.

    It is unusual to have acid reflux without the accompanying characteristic heartburn; but, it is possible. Other non-typical symptoms include:

    • hoarseness or a gravely quality to your voice
    • coughing, especially when you are laying down
    • asthma symptoms - untreated reflux can actually cause adult onset asthma
    • vomiting
    • chest pain

    These may stand alone or be partnered with the more typical heartburn, indigestion, and nausea.

    Chronic reflux. left unchecked, can cause permanent damage and scarring to your esophagus and should not be overlooked or self-treated. If you are concerned about symptoms of acid reflux you don’t need to be the President of the United States to receive great care. The physicians of Gi Associates are specially trained in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and ailments. Don’t suffer any longer. Make an appointment today.