The AP reported that Obama went to see the doctor today because the rain kept him off the golf course “where he spends most Saturdays.”
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Acid reflux is caused when the contents of the stomach flow back up the esophagus, causing heartburn and other symptoms. Treatments include avoiding certain foods and using over-the-counter or prescription medications, including antacids.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Jackson suggested that Obama have the diagnostic test done on Saturday afternoon because the president had free time in his schedule. Rain kept Obama off the golf course, where he spends most Saturdays when the weather permits.
Obama has golfed at least 203 times since becoming president.