The Big Number: 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month

The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help.
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Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, fewer than 20% of adolescents with severe obesity lost>  50% of their excess weight following LAGB. Nearly 50% of patients required additional surgery. With reports of success following sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, we believe that LAGB is not a preferred choice to treat adolescents with obesity.
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Health Canada and FDA aware some metformin diabetes medicines in other countries were reported to have low levels of NDMA, a cancer-causing chemical that prompted a recall of a commonly used heartburn medication this year.
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(Natural News) According to the website Healthline.com, upwards of 30 percent of all Americans suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a chronic condition which causes heartburn or indigestion several times a week. In addition, millions more people struggle with heartburn on a regular basis, even if they haven’t been officially diagnosed with GERD. Doctors are...
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Many IVF patients want us to put as many embryos back as possible , because they want to get pregnant as quickly as possible, and they know that the more the embryos they transfer, the better their chances of conceiving. This is why some clinics will routinely put back three or four embryos at a time.I actually think this is irresponsible , because it increases the risk of a multiple pregnancy. Some of these patients end up with premature labors, which means their babies spend months languishing in a NICU, and maybe handicapped because of the prematurity. Even worse, the doctor does a selective fetal reduction to &quo...
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The chest discomfort or burning happens when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. Numerous foods, drinks can cause it. Lifestyle changes and OTC drugs can help.
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Source Type: news
AbstractBackgroundThe purpose of this study was to determine whether magnetic sphincter augmentation (MSA) could effectively treat patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) who suffer primarily fromatypical symptoms due to laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). MSA has been shown to treattypical symptoms of GERD with good success, but its effect onatypical symptoms is unknown.MethodsA retrospective review of a prospectively maintained institutional review board-approved database was conducted for all patients who underwent MSA between January 2015 and December 2018. All patients had objective confirmation of GERD from ...
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In a study of 900,000 people, scientists from Sorbonne University in Paris found those who took the acid-reflux medications were 80 per cent more likely to develop acute gastroenteritis.
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THURSDAY, Nov. 28, 2019 -- The turkey, stuffing, cranberries, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes on the Thanksgiving table may look tempting, but if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) you should proceed with caution, experts...
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Patients are frequently advised to eliminate coffee, tea, and/or soda to reduce symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), such as heartburn or regurgitation. However, there are no data from prospective studies to support these recommendations.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
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