Did You Know – Tips to Prepare For Your Heartburn Consultation
October 9, 2019
Heartburn occurs when stomach acid backs up
into the tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach, called the esophagus.
If you have frequent heartburn then you should see a gastroenterologist that specializes
in disorders of the digestive system. Did you know that the Mayo Clinic offers tips
on what you can do to prepare for your appointment? The Mayo Clinic says to be aware of any pre-appointment
restrictions, such as not eating solid food on the day before your appointment. Write
down your symptoms, including any that may seem unrelated. Make a list of all your medications,
vitamins, and supplements, write down any key medical information, including other conditions.
And finally, write down questions for your doctor.