Persistent heartburn should be taken seriously

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Persistent heartburn should be taken seriously

Carmen Pope

Heartburn and indigestion

Healthcare Handbook technical editor Carmen Pope looks at heartburn, including its causes, symptoms and treatment, as well as how to distinguish it from a heart attack

TAMATI IS A 40-something-year-old Māori man who asks for treatment for his heartburn. He says it has got really bad lately and is happening most days.

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