Does your partner constantly complain about snoring? Do friends get grossed out by your burping? These noises could be nothing, or they might be a serious medical condition. Learn how to read between your body language, and if they warrant a trip to the doctor.
When to seek help: If you experience symptoms of GERD more than once a week, particularly at night, visit your doctor. He or she may recommend a prescription antacid or order an endoscopy to rule out esophageal cancer, which can result from untreated GERD. If symptoms worsen, you may need surgery, although this is rare.