Summertime? Heartburn Time? {Interview}

Summertime? Heartburn Time? {Interview}



Some of the best parts of summer, right?  For millions of Americans, the answer is “WRONG”!


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 Has this happened to you? You’re enjoying some of your favorite summer foods, maybe a cocktail at a backyard barbeque, ball game or outdoor concert.  Then, you start to feel a burning sensation in your chest or throat or you have difficulty swallowing. These are just some of the common symptoms with the onset of heartburn.

More than 15 million Americans suffer from frequent heartburn – experiencing uncomfortable symptoms at least two times per week – and according to a new survey,* nearly half of those polled noted that quintessential summer foods like hot dogs, ice cream and lemonade were among the biggest culprits triggering their discomfort. The condition can be disruptive enough to cause sufferers to completely avoid leisure activities or social events.

Join me in a recent interview with Internal medicine specialist, Dr. Keri Peterson, as she discusses:

1. The recent survey and what the discomfort is all about.

2. Why is summer seen as one of the worst seasons for these kinds of flare-ups? Is it just food that causes heartburn?

3. Are there any solutions to summer heartburn?

4. Is there a difference between acid reflux and heartburn

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More about Dr. Peterson

Dr. Keri Peterson is a practicing doctor in private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, specializing in Internal Medicine. She also holds appointments at Lenox Hill Hospital and Mount Sinai Medical Center. A graduate of Cornell University, she received her Medical Degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She completed post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and is board certified in Internal Medicine. She is a member of the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association. Dr. Peterson has several publications in leading medical and scientific journals including the prominent American Journal of Medicine. Dr. Peterson is a medical contributor and columnist for Women’s Health Magazine, frequently contributing to top-tier consumer interest outlets. Dr. Peterson is a frequent guest on The Today Show and has appeared on several programs including The Rachael Ray Show and Dr. Oz, to name a few.  She is also a medical advisor for the healthcare website


* Survey commissioned by Perrigo Company plc, makers of store brand Omeprazole Delayed Release Orally Disintegrating Tablets (Omeprazole ODT)

Cynthia Tait

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