Heartburn

Updated 24 June 2014

What about smoking and GORD?

Smoking is generally bad for your health and can irritate your stomach, but it has not been proved that it specifically worsens the symptoms of GORD.

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Monique Marais is a Gastroenterologist working in Cape Town. After qualifying at the University of Pretoria, she worked in emergency rooms in South Africa and the UK before going into private practice.

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