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Why Do I Always Have Heartburn?

Do you have regular, persistent heartburn? Are you frequently bothered by a burning sensation in your chest and symptoms such as the following?

  • Sour-tasting fluid backing up into your mouth
  • Symptoms that get worse after you eat, bend over, or lie down
  • Trouble swallowing or pain when swallowing
  • A dry, long-term (chronic) cough
  • Upset stomach (nausea) or vomiting
  • Frequent burping

If you experience these symptoms, you could have acid reflux or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD occurs when a loose lower esophageal sphincter doesn’t work normally, allowing food and stomach acid to flow back (reflux) into the esophagus. Learn more.

Having occasional heartburn does not necessarily mean that you have GERD. A GERD diagnosis is made only after a complete evaluation by your healthcare provider.

Schedule a Consultation Today*
*Please note: You will be transferred to the Heartburn Center of Utah.

Ask Your Heartburn Question

Do you have a question about heartburn, GERD surgery or insurance? Email your question to the Heartburn Center of Utah.

Heartburn Surgery In West Valley City, UT

While there are medications and lifestyle changes that can help control GERD, many people find that these are not enough to give them the quality of life they desire. Additionally, some GERD medications cause unpleasant side effects like fatigue, depression, anxiety, belly cramps, constipation, diarrhea, and jitteriness. These are just a few of the reasons why so many patients at Jordan Valley Medical Center – West Valley Campus have decided to undergo heartburn surgery.

Fundoplication is the most common type of heartburn surgery. During this procedure, which is usually done in a minimally invasive method (laparoscopy), the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is restructured to prevent stomach acid from refluxing up the esophagus. Learn more.

What Can Happen When Heartburn Goes Untreated?

Neglecting to get treatment could result in a narrowing of the esophagus, precancerous developments in the esophageal lining, and the development of asthma and pneumonia. It’s too risky not to at least get these symptoms checked out.

Talk to a Heartburn Surgeon Near You*
*Please note: You will be transferred to the Heartburn Center of Utah.

Here’s What to Do Next.

Because living with chronic heartburn can result in serious adverse consequences, it’s important to have your symptoms evaluated. Patients throughout West Valley City have done this by scheduling a consultation with a surgeon (which does not mean that surgery will be your only treatment option). There are many benefits of scheduling a consultation, including:

  • Knowing (not guessing!) whether or not you have acid reflux
  • Determining if you have another condition (like a hiatal hernia) that is causing your discomfort
  • Learning if you’re a candidate for a procedure that cures acid reflux
  • Discovering that you may not need the medications you’re currently using to control symptoms

Ready? Take Control of Heartburn Now*
*Please note: You will be transferred to the Heartburn Center of Utah.

Prefer to call now and talk to someone immediately? Call the Heartburn Center of Utah at 801-997-9185. Get off your medications and go back to living your best life! Start now.

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3460 South 4155 West
West Valley City, UT 84120


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