New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

Study finds sleeve gastrectomy often doesn't relieve acid reflux, and sometimes makes it worse Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: GERD, Obesity, Weight Loss Surgery
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AbstractBackgroundGastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is present in half of the obese candidates for bariatric surgery. Variability of symptoms and new onset of GERD are often debated. Prior studies have demonstrated that sleeve gastrectomy (SG) is associated with significant weight loss.ObjectivesWe prospectively evaluated the effect of a standardized SG technique on GERD symptoms in 104 patients.MethodsAll patients were surveyed on the presence of heartburn and/or regurgitation with a specific questionnaire (GERD-HRQL). Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGDS) was performed in the preoperative phase and after 12  months...
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(Wiley) Individuals who are obese often experience heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. Previous research indicates that gastric bypass surgery for obesity helps alleviate symptoms in the short term, but a new Alimentary Pharmacology&Therapeutics study finds that these benefits often are not long-lasting.
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ConclusionSymptomatic GERD was found in 8.2% of respondents in this representative southern Indian community, being more prevalent in urban residents, women, older, and obese individuals.
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
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MK Abstract BACKGROUND: Many physicians insist patients lose weight before their hiatal hernia (HH) condition and related symptoms including intermittent esophageal dysphagia (IED) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be treated, but it is not proven that body mass index (BMI) has an impact on exercise-based treatment of HH-related symptoms. AIMS/OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether BMI has significance on IQoro® neuromuscular training (IQNT) effectiveness in treating HH-related symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-six patients with sliding HH and enduring IED and GERD symptoms, despite pr...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2017Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Gastroenterology, Volume 31, Issue 5Author(s): Eivind Ness-Jensen, Jesper LagergrenAbstractGastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) develops when reflux of gastric content causes troublesome symptoms or complications. The main symptoms are heartburn and acid regurgitation and complications include oesophagitis, strictures, Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. In addition to hereditary influence, GORD is associated with lifestyle factors, mainly obesity. Tobacco smoking is regarded as an aetiological factor of GORD, while alcohol cons...
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Abstract As per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is not followed by any anti-reflux procedure, a common concern is the risk of postoperative gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES-EST) could be an option for post-POEM GERD. A 68-year old male obese patient underwent successful POEM but developed GERD not responsive to proton pump inhibitors. Consecutively, the patient had implanted an electrical LES stimulation device, consisting of bipolar LES-electrodes connected to a subcutaneous pulse generator. POEM reduced the Eckardt score (9 vs. 0), the LES rest...
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You're reading Your Guide To Better Sleep Habits, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Nothing can be more frustrating than laying on bed at night and waiting for sleep that won't come. There are many reasons why you're having a hard time dozing off. You may be suffering from insomnia, experiencing immense stress or practicing unhealthy lifestyle habits. It's also possible that you have an underlying medical condition that affects your ability to get good sleep. According to the sleep experts at National Slee...
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Conclusion PPIs are commonly used medicines for acid reflux. This may seem like alarming news for the many people in the UK who take them, but it's important to remember that the overall risk of stomach cancer is still very low. This study has several limitations that mean we should be cautious about the results: This type of study can't prove PPIs caused the increased risk of cancer. The increased risk could be down to other factors. Researchers were unable to adjust their figures to take account of some relevant confounding factors, such as alcohol and tobacco use, as these weren't routinely recorded. Almost all the pati...
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AbstractBackground and AimsLaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) might be associated with a new onset or worsening of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). We aim to evaluate the prevalence of post-LSG GERD symptoms and its predictors.MethodsWe included patients who underwent primary LSG at a university hospital from 2009 to 2015. We used the GERD-Health-Related Quality of Life (GERD-HRQL) questionnaire and included questions regarding regurgitation to evaluate symptoms before and after LSG; each item was scored from 1 to 5 based on the symptom severity.ResultsA total of 213 patients (mean age, 36.08  ± ...
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