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SYMPTOM CHECKER

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1.  Heartburn
Heartburn is a symptom that rarely has anything to do with your heart. It occurs when you feel a burning sensation in your chest that is often accompanied by a bitter taste in your throat or mouth. Symptoms of heartbur...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Unpleasant taste in mouth
2.  Types of Acid Reflux
Acid reflux disease or GERD is a chronic digestive disease with symptoms of esophogeal burning & heartburn. GERD can be managed thru medication & lifestyle changes.
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Pain on swallowing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain
  • Burning abdominal pain
3.  Hiatal Hernia
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest.The diaphragm is a large muscle that lies between your abdomen and chest. You use this muscle to help yo...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
  • Flatulence
  • Unpleasant taste in mouth
4.  H. Pylori Infection
H. pylori are a type of bacteria that may infect around two-thirds of the people in the world. The H. in the name is short for Helicobacter-so called because they are spiral in shape ("helico-," as in the wor...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Vomiting
  • Pain
  • Bitter taste in mouth
  • Fatigue
5.  Peptic Ulcer
Peptic ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, and small intestine as a result of erosion from stomach acids. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem, and it is estimated tha...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Chest pain
  • General weakness
  • Tired
  • Blood in stool
6.  Heart Attack Overview
In the movies, heart attacks are always very obvious. In reality, heart attacks aren't always so sudden or dramatic. Read our brief overview for information about heart attacks.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Heart murmurs
  • High blood pressure
  • Low blood pressure
  • Pain
7.  Gastritis
Gastritis is inflammation in the protective lining of the stomach. Acute gastritis involves sudden, severe inflammation, while chronic gastritis involves long-term inflammation that can last for years, if lef...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Rectal hemorrhage
  • Abdominal pain worse with eating
  • Dark colored stool
  • Blood in stool
8.  Esophagitis
Esophagitis is any inflammation or irritation of the esophagus (the tube that sends food from your throat down to your stomach). Common causes include reflux (stomach contents backing up into the esophagus), certai...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Unpleasant taste in mouth
  • Vomiting blood
  • Cough
  • Pain
9.  Gallstones
Many people can develop gallstones and never know it. Gallstones are hard deposits in your gallbladder, a small organ that stores bile, a digestive fluid made in the liver. Gallstones may consist of cholesterol, salt...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Loss of appetite
  • Indigestion
  • Abdominal distension, gaseous
  • Dark urine
10.  Panic Disorder
Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of having a panic attack. You are having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror that has no obvious cause. You may experience physical symptoms such as ...
Symptoms:
  • Heartburn
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Vomiting
  • Numbness
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