Free Heartburn Seminars Offered at West Chester Hospital March 22 & 26

West Chester, OH—About one third of Americans have heartburn, a painful burning sensation in the chest or throat, at least once a month, with 10% experiencing it nearly every day.

West Chester Hospital is presenting free heartburn educational seminars on Saturday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 26, featuring the region’s leading physician specialists, who will discuss all aspects of gastroesophageal reflux disease.

Seminar topics will include: What are common signs, symptoms and causes of acid reflux? How is reflux disease diagnosed and treated, i.e. over-the-counter and prescription medications? What is the relationship of chronic reflux to esophageal cancer? What is Barrett’s esophagus? At what point does one consider surgery? Who is a candidate? What are the latest minimally-invasive surgical options?

Heartburn happens when stomach acid backs up into your esophagus, the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. If you have heartburn more than twice a week, you may have GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease. However, you can have GERD without experiencing heartburn symptoms. If you suffer from chronic GERD, you are at greater risk for developing esophageal cancer.

WHAT: Free Heartburn Community Seminars
WHEN: Saturday, March 22 – 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  The seminar will be repeated on Wednesday, March 26 – 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: West Chester Hospital, Plaza Conference Room, Level A
7700 University Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069

Space is limited for this free event. Seats can be reserved online at www.UCHealth.com/WestChesterHospital or by calling (513) 298-3000. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

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