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  • news

Heartburn and COVID-19: Q&A With Kyle Staller, MD, MPH

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most widely used heartburn medication, and for good reason: They are the strongest available option for stopping acid production at its source. But recent headlines highlight survey findings (published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology) that indicate an increased risk of COVID-19 among PPI users. But if you have heartburn does it mean you're at a higher risk for COVID-19?

  • patient education

Mass General Gastroenterology Patients Receive Care During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Mass General Gastroenterology is continuing to provide care for our patients. We recommend that our patients keep their scheduled clinic appointments and do not postpone their gastrointestinal care, unless recommended by your physician. We are also seeing new patients for consultation. Most routine lab testing and radiology exams can be scheduled and performed. Our clinicians are available during normal clinic sessions, and also on a limited basis in our endoscopy units.

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