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Dr. Pat Consults: “Heartburn,” “Indigestion,” “Reflux”—How Should It Be Treated?

By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Dr. Brian Landzberg
By Dr. Patricia Yarberry Allen and Dr. Brian Landzberg

I am 48 and have long suffered from heartburn, indigestion, reflux—all the names apply to the constant discomfort I have in the area of my lower esophagus and stomach. I took a series of tests, and the test for H. pylori was positive. What is H. pylori? How did I get it? Is the two weeks of medication I must take likely to get rid of the infection?

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