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When to Call Rex Heartburn Center

Most problems with heartburn are fleeting and mild. But if you have severe or frequent discomfort, you may be developing complications that need more intensive medical treatment and prescription medications. Call the Rex Heartburn Center if you have:

  • Heartburn several times a week
  • Heartburn that returns soon after your antacid wears off
  • If you are taking over-the-counter medication for heartburn more than twice a week

You may need further medical care, possibly surgery, if you experience any of these:

  • Symptoms that persist even though you are taking prescription medications
  • Difficulty swallowing or pain on swallowing, especially solid foods or pills
  • Nausea or vomiting, especially blood or black material
  • Bowel movements that are black
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Chronic hoarseness, wheezing or asthma that is worse
  • Discomfort that interferes with your lifestyle or daily activities

Rex Heartburn Center
Phone: (919) 784-BURN (2876)
FAX: (919) 784-7532