Is that chocolate causing your heartburn?
Most people who suffer from chronic heartburn can trace some of the triggers of their heartburn to the foods they eat. Because of this, they've had to give up certain foods in order to avoid an episode of heartburn. Topping most everyone's list of "can't have" foods is chocolate. But how can something that is such a joy to the tongue bring on the fire of heartburn? The ingredient in chocolate that makes chocolate such a "feel good" food is the same ingredient that can trigger heartburn. Chocolate contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant. Thus that "feel good" sensation when eating chocolate. Serotonin, however, has been shown to be able to relax the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), thus allowing stomach contents to reflux back up into the esophagus. Related Resources: Foods that can worsen heartburn Risk factors for heartburn Heartburn Record - Recording your heartburn episodes Photo by letota (stock.xchng)Is that chocolate causing your heartburn? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 13:32:14.Permalink | Comment | Email this
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ConclusionsGEJ opening dynamics attained by EndoFLIP appear to be associated with symptomatic outcomes. When the Dmin and CSA do not decrease by a defined threshold, heartburn is more likely to be severe at 6 or more months postoperatively. This suggests that the fundoplication may not be tight enough to prevent persistent or recurrent GERD.
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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...
CONCLUSION: The majority of GPs and otolaryngologists do not believe themselves to be sufficiently informed about LPR, leading to different practice patterns and grey areas. The elaboration of international recommendations in the management of reflux is needed to improve practices. PMID: 31257901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSION: The QoLRAD test measuring quality of life, except some subdomains in our study that we performed on patients diagnosed with GERD, was found to be valid and reliable. PMID: 31144656 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION Male gender and hiatal hernia were associated with EE. Aged patients, smoking and hiatal herni a were related to severe EE. It is suggested that the risk factors for EE and non-EE types are different. Cohort studies are necessary to identify the exact mechanisms involved in each disease form.RESUMO CONTEXTO: A doen ça do refluxo gastroesofágico (DRGE) é uma das doenças digestivas mais comuns na prática médica e deve ser suspeitada de acordo com os seus sintomas clínicos, podendo ser classificada em esofagite erosiva (EE) de acordo com os achados de endoscopia. OBJ...