Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Search results for: "Heartburn"

Heartburn (indigestion)

Heartburn is a feeling of burning pain or discomfort in the chest. Find out about the triggers for heartburn and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Read more

Anti-reflux surgery

Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. The acid can cause the lining of your oesophagus to become inflamed or scarred. Surgery may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.

Read more

What causes GORD (reflux)?

Most cases of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) are caused by a problem with the lower oesophageal sphincter (LOS). Find out the causes of GORD.

Read more

GORD symptoms

The most common symptom of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is heartburn. Other symptoms include regurgitation. Find out about GORD symptoms.

Read more

Laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication

Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. The acid can cause the lining of your oesophagus to become inflamed or scarred. Surgery may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.

Read more

Laparoscopic nissen fundoplication – day case

Acid reflux can cause heartburn or acid in your mouth. Surgery, a laparoscopic nissen fundoplication, may be recommended if your symptoms continue while you are taking medication.

Read more

GORD (reflux)

Learn more about symptoms and treatments for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which is caused by stomach acid leaking into the oesophagus.

Read more

Ovarian cancer symptoms

The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be difficult to recognise, particularly in the early stages of the disease. Find out about ovarian cancer symptoms.

Read more

Hernia symptoms

If you think you or someone in your care may have a hernia, it’s important to see a doctor to discuss treatment options. Here are common hernia symptoms to look out for if you’re at risk.

Read more

Scleroderma

Scleroderma is an autoimmune condition that affects the connective tissue in the body. Learn more about its symptoms, diagnosis and how it can be managed.

Read more

Hiccups

Hiccups can be caused by overeating, or eating too quickly, spicy foods, hot or fizzy drinks, alcohol, smoking, stress, fear or excitement. Learn more here.

Read more

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo