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NNMC offers free heartburn seminar

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image001-300x41-9046574-8876444Northern Nevada Medical Center is offering a free seminar for people with chronic heartburn, chest or throat pain. The seminar will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday night, Oct. 30, at Sparks Medical Office Building, 2385 E. Prater Way, Suite 201, on the NNMC campus.

Heartburn can often be a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), which affects millions of Americans. Other symptoms of GERD include regurgitation, hoarseness, belching, sore throat, asthma-like symptoms, chest pain or discomfort, excessive throat clearing, persistent cough, and bloating and burning in the mouth or throat. The condition can be serious and can lead to cancer of the esophagus.

GERD is often treated by medications, diet and lifestyle changes. However, although these treatments can alleviate symptoms, they don’t typically solve the underlying problem.

NNMC is the only local hospital to offer transoral incisionless fundoplication, a minimally invasive procedure that provides permanent relief from GERD without surgical incisions.

Dinner will be served. Space is limited, and registration is required. Call 775-356-6662 (NNMC) to register.

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