Heartburn & Reflux
Center of Northwest Ohio

Location Information


Bluffton Hospital

139 Garau Street
Bluffton, OH 45817
Office Hours: 24 Hours

Blanchard Valley Hospital

1900 South Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
Office Hours: 24 Hours

What is Acid Reflx?

Acid reflux describes the situation when stomach juice moves upward into the esophagus due to a malfunction of the special “valve” (LES) that separates the two structures. Stomach juice is composed of a wide array of chemicals including bile, enzymes and acid. The term acid reflux is used because of all the chemicals in the stomach juices that reflux, it is the acid that causes the most irritation of the esophagus. The typical symptoms are heartburn, regurgitation and trouble swallowing. Atypical symptoms include, cough, hoarseness, sore throat, dental disease, worsening asthma and even bad breath. The typical symptoms tend to respond well to treatment for acid reflux, while the atypical symptoms can be more difficult to manage.

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