Heartburn is a burning sensation in the upper abdomen and sometimes into the chest that occurs after and/or between meals. With prolonged heartburn you can damage the tissues near the bottom of the esophagus. Heartburn is significantly uncomfortable and experienced by many people in our society. There are many natural solutions for heartburn. At Pro Motion Clinic we routinely help patients who have had heartburn symptoms for years. The cause of the symptoms is vital and often overlooked by doctors as they are quick to write a prescription for the “purple pill” or other antacids. Unfortunately, long-term usage of antacids has been shown in large medical studies to increase the risk of osteoporosis and deadly gastrointestinal infections. Additionally, using antacids can lead to improper digestive health, which can present as gas, bloating, indigestion, and irritable bowel symptoms. Dr. Lars Seitzinger will take a thorough history, run laboratory tests (rarely needed), and perform an abdominal examination to determine the cause of your heartburn symptoms. The solution to your pain is usually simple, effective, and free from side effects.