Talking To Your Doctor About Your Heartburn

When people suffer from chronic illnesses, they often seek their doctors' advice on what is wrong with them and how to treat it. When it comes to chronic heartburn (heartburn that occurs two or more times a week), they may not be as quick to talk to their doctors about it. They may rationalize that all they that's needed is for them to skip the spicy foods, or the big dinners at Aunt Sally's. Chronic heartburn, however, can be a sign of something more serious. It is important to know when to talk to your doctor about your heartburn. You should know the symptoms to watch for. It is also a good idea to know how to prepare for your appointment. Related Information: Symptoms of heartburn Symptoms of GERD What is GERD Complications of GERD Talking To Your Doctor About Your Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 06:15:56.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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Conclusion: There was no significant improvement in the patient GERD symptoms increasing the dose of oral esomeprazole during the 6 months of study. N-of-1 trials in chronic pathologies including GERD are recommended due to their potential value as systematic methods that evaluate therapies without strong scientific evidence. PMID: 31929980 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Can J Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
ConclusionLaparoscopic 270 ° fundoplication achieves a better outcome than 360° total fundoplication, especially in terms of postoperative dysphagia, although other types of partial fundoplication might be equally effective.Registration no.CRD42017074783.
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AbstractBackgroundBarrett ’s esophagus (BE), a complication of long-term gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), has been reported to affect 6–8% of those with heartburn. Most patients are males, Caucasians and middle aged. However, there are no recent demographic studies that evaluated the proportion trends of BE. We ai med to assess proportion trends of BE over an 11-year period, using a very large national dataset.MethodsThis was a population-based analysis of the national Explorys dataset. Explorys is an aggregate of electronic medical record database representing over 54 million patients. Proportions of BE...
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Authors: Rouphael C, Shakya S, Arora Z, Gabbard S, Rice T, Lopez R, Raja S, Murthy S, Thota PN Abstract Background and aims: Acid suppressive therapy (AST) is frequently used after fundoplication. Prior studies show that most patients requiring AST after fundoplication have normal esophageal acid exposure and therefore do not need AST. Our aim was to determine the indications for AST use following fundoplication and the associated factors.Methods: Retrospective analysis of patients who underwent fundoplication at our institution between 2006 and 2013 with pre and postoperative esophageal physiologic studies was per...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
HEARTBURN and acid reflux are very common and often occur during the festive period after overindulging in food and drink. But how do you know if you have it so you can treat it and prevent it happening in the future? There are six signs to look out for.
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This study was undertaken to explore the usefulness of Robinia pseudoacacia in the treatment of GERD. Traditionally, since many centuries, Robinia pseudoacacia has been in use for various gastric disturbances in physiological doses. This study is an effort to understand its utility in GERD when prescribed on homoeopathic indications. Methods A prospective, observational study was conducted at Bakson Homeopathic College and Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh from 2016 to 2018. Patients who were 20 to 60 years of age suffering from heartburn and regurgitation were screened. Purposive sampling technique was used t...
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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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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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