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Mini-Quiz: Heartburn Health Issue

by Ron Kurtus (revised 3 January 2002)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.



1. What is a major cause of heartburn?

The food has too much pepper, thus burning your heart

Eating snack foods in-between meals

Your stomach secretes too much digestive acids

2. What is a concern of people suffering from heartburn?

Concern that it might be a heart attack

Concern that it might spoil the rest of the meal

Concern of the high cost of medical treatment

3. What is a way to prevent future heartburn attacks?

Keep plenty of Tums or similar antacid handy at all times

Change your lifestyle and eating habits

Don't include pepperoni on your pizzas

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in being Healthy. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.


Be confident about your health


Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials

Websites

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) News and tips on digestive health.

American College of Gastroenterology Information about gastrointestinal conditions.

HealthBoards.com Message board lets you share information with others who have digestive disorders.

General Health Resources

Books

Stop the Heartburn: What You Can Do to Reduce Your Symptoms of One of America's Most Common Health Problems by David S. Utley, M.D. and Kathryn M. Utley. Lagado Publishing 1997, $8.95. Guide offers practical advice for preventing and managing heartburn and GERD.

Good Food for Bad Stomachs by Henry D. Janowitz, M.D. Oxford University Press, 1998, $13.95. Examines relationship between field and digestive disorders and offers diet plans to help alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD, and other conditions.

Gastrointestinal Health by Steven R. Peikin, M.D. HarperCollins, 1999, $15.00. An approach to reducing heartburn and GERD that combines a healthy diet, exercise, stress management, and medication.

Top-rated books on Being Heartburn and GERD


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