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Extinguish that heartburn

Good news for caffeine and alcohol lovers: a new study has found that coffee, tea and alcohol do not have any effect on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).

Beat pregnancy heartburn blues

Pregnant? Heartburn affects most women at some stage of pregnancy. It is commonly linked to eating, bending or lying down.

An end to heartburn

An awful burning sensation. Anyone can get it. Here's how a doctor coped with it.

Relief for heartburn

If you get mild heartburn, an antacid bought over the counter could relieve the symptoms. But there are also many other things you could do to help relieve symptoms, or even get rid of them altogether.

Prevent heartburn hell

Do you suffer from chronic heartburn? It might be time to go for a thorough check-up as it could be a symptom of something more serious.

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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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