Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely. Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. This could be the result of not reading the labels on the prescriptions bottles or on the bottles of the over the counter meds, missing doses, using medication after it's expiration date, etc. In order to make sure you lower your risk of having problems with the medications you take, you can follow the tips in this article on using medications wisely. Related Resources: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Chooz H2 B...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GERD in the Elderly
While GERD affects millions of people, the odds of developing this disorder increases with age. This means the elderly are more likely than younger adults to suffer from GERD. An elderly patient may not experiences the same symptoms of heartburn with their GERD because their symptoms may be different from what is considered the normal symptoms of the disease. Learn what these symptoms are and how GERD in the elderly can be treated. Related Resources: Weight and Heartburn Foods That Trigger Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn GERD Smoking and Heartburn Alcohol and Heartburn Exercise and Heartburn Stress and Heartburn ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Campbell’s Soup, American Heart Association Accused Of Misleading Customers
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Adam Levitt American Heart Association Campbell's Soup Dr. William Weintraub Joan Salge Blake Paula Ebben Sodium Source Type: news

Optimal Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux DiseaseOptimal Treatment of Laryngopharyngeal Reflux Disease
Similar to GERD, laryngopharyngeal reflux is the back up of gastric content into the larynx and pharynx. But treatment may differ considerably. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How Can I Eat at a Chinese Restaurant Without Heartburn?
Eating out can be enjoyable. Unless heartburn gives you problems. You may know what to eat and what not to eat if you eat in a restaurant that caters toward an American style menu. If the menu is different, such as Chinese, it may be a little more difficult to know what to eat and what to avoid. The basics are the same, no matter what type of menu it is. Avoid fried or fatty foods, for example. You can read this article on How Can I Eat at a Chinese Restaurant Without Heartburn for tips on eating in this style of restaurant. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without hear...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can I Eat at an Italian Restaurant Without Heartburn
Eating out can be enjoyable. Unless heartburn gives you problems. You may know what to eat and what not to eat if you eat in a restaurant that caters toward an American style menu. If the menu is different, such as Italian, it may be a little more difficult to know what to eat and what to avoid. The basics are the same, no matter what type of menu it is. Avoid fried or fatty foods, for example. Get some tips in this article How Can I Eat at an Italian Restaurant Without Heartburn? Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-f...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can I Eat in a Mexican Style Restaurant Without Heartburn?
Some people think Mexican food is spicy. While that may be true of some dishes, that isn't the case with all dishes. And you may be one of those heartburn sufferers who can eat spicy foods in moderation with no heartburn. And knowing you should avoid and what is okay to eat before you dine out can mean an enjoyable meal that won't exacerbate your heartburn. Try these tips for eating in a Mexican style restaurant without heartburn. Managing Heartburn Triggered By Food Many people can trace at least some of their heartburn episodes to what they ate. There may be foods they can never eat because heartburn occurs every time ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - November 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children
US physicians have raised concerns over the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in small children, especially among infants for whom regurgitation is normal and likely to resolve with conservative treatment (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - November 14, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

FDA Approves Generic Aciphex Delayed-Release for GERDFDA Approves Generic Aciphex Delayed-Release for GERD
The FDA approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA approves first generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets to treat GERD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). GERD, also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, is a common condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury to the esophagus (the tube that connects the throat and stomach). Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc., Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Reflux surgery challenged for smallest children
US physicians have raised concerns over the diagnosis and treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease in small children, especially among infants for whom regurgitation is normal and likely to resolve with conservative treatment (Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics)
Source: MedWire News - Pediatrics - November 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

One-Time Procedure Could Prevent Acid Reflux
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: deanreddington Tags: Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Acid Reflux antacids esophagus LYNX Paula Ebben stomach Source Type: news

FDA approves first generic versions of Aciphex delayed-release tablets to treat GERD
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first generic versions of Aciphex (rabeprazole sodium) delayed-release tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in adults and adolescents (ages 12 and up). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 8, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Surgery as 'last resort' for vomiting babies
Most babies and young children spit up after feeding, but it can sometimes be more than just infant reflux. However, doctors from Seattle Children's Hospital question whether surgeons are too quick to intervene - especially for infants under 2 months of age. Reflux is no cause for alarm in itself if the infant is thriving and gaining weight. But if the baby spits up green or yellow liquid, blood, or a mixture that looks like coffee grounds, it may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

GERD Surgery in Babies: a Tricky Decision
(MedPage Today) -- Given the fact that reflux is normal in most infants, determining which patients should be treated surgically requires careful consideration and keen judgment, researchers warned. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - November 7, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Medcline™ Sleep Device Dramatically Reduces Reflux Per Independent...
A recent clinical study validates a safe and effective treatment for the 30 - 60 million Americans suffering from ongoing acid reflux/GERD. The findings are timely as concerns are mounting over the...(PRWeb November 05, 2013)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11293261.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - November 5, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Electrical Stimulation Effective for Gastroesophageal RefluxElectrical Stimulation Effective for Gastroesophageal Reflux
An implantable device that stimulates the lower sphincter improves symptoms and esophageal pH. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Time of Day Does Your Heartburn Most Often Occur?
If you know when your heartburn is most likely to occur, there are steps you can take ahead of time to prevent it. Does your heartburn strike most often after eating? Does your heartburn strike most often at night? Does your heartburn strike most often after a stressful day? Does your heartburn strike most often after exercise? Does your heartburn strike most often when consuming alcohol? Does your heartburn strike most often when smoking? Learn how to handle your heartburn no matter when it occurs by reading the article What Time of Day Does Your Heartburn Most Often Occur? Related Resources: More About Heartburn Wh...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Popular Heartburn Myths
There are plenty of myths out there about heartburn. Some are funny, but some can cause some unnecessary headaches if they are believed. So, read what these myths are, and then get the facts in this article Popular Heartburn Myths. Screening Quizzes GERD Screening Quiz Hiatal Hernia Screening Quiz Peptic Ulcer Screening Quiz Gastritis Screening Quiz Gastroparesis Screening Quiz Test Your Knowledge Do you know how to prevent heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Hiatal Hernias? How Much Do You Know About Peptic Ulcers? Popular Heartburn Myths originally...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It's Like to Be an Ulcer
A vat of churning acidic goop may not seem a hospitable place for a microbe, but you, the type that will grow into an ulcer, thrives in that low pH environment. Learn how you would develop if you were a peptic ulcer in this article What It's Like to Be an Ulcer. Related Resources: Peptic Ulcer Basics Causes of Peptic Ulcers Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers Diagnosing Peptic Ulcers Treating Peptic Ulcers Surgery on Peptic Ulcers Complications of Peptic Ulcers Peptic Ulcers in Children H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers Ulcer Warning Signs Good Foods / Bad Foods For Ulcer Sufferers The Ulcer-Safe Diet What It's Like to Be ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Digestive System: How the Digestive Process is Controlled
The digestive process is controlled by hormone regulators and by nerve regulators. Without these regulators, there wouldn't be any way for the body to more food through the digestive system. Learn what these are and what they do in the article The Digestive System: How the Digestive Process is Controlled. Useful Links: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school lunches Tips For Controlling Heartburn At Party Gatherings Why Heartburn Happens 10 Things to Stop Doing If You Suffer From Heartburn The Digestive System: How the Digestive Process...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Digestive System: Absorption and Transport of Nutrients
Digested molecules of food, as well as water and minerals from the diet, are absorbed from the cavity of the upper small intestine. Most absorbed materials cross the mucosa into the blood and are carried off in the bloodstream to other parts of the body for storage or further chemical change. Learn how carbs, protein, fats, vitamins, water and salt are absorbed and transported in this article on The Digestive System: Absorption and Transport of Nutrients. Useful Links: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school lunches Tips For Controlling ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Digestive System Works
The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube that goes from the mouth to the anus. Inside this tube there is a lining that is called the mucosa. In the mouth, stomach, and small intestine, the mucosa contains tiny glands that produce juices to help digest food. Two solid organs, the liver and the pancreas, produce digestive juices that reach the intestine through small tubes. In addition, parts of other organ systems (for instance, nerves and blood) can play a large role in the digestive process. Learn how food is digested and moved through the digestive system in this article on How t...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Get Heartburn Relief
If you experience heartburn because of having gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a hiatal hernia, a peptic ulcer, or some other digestive disorder, finding heartburn relief is important. Before starting any treatment or remedy for heartburn, you should talk to your doctor about what is best for you to consider. Learn how you can get heartburn relief. Related Resources: Nighttime Heartburn Heartburn During Pregnancy What You Need to Know About Heartburn Treatment and Remedies Do You Always Need Medication to Control Heartburn? Tips for Calming Nighttime Heartburn How to Get Heartburn Relief originally ap...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Heartburn
If you suffer from chronic heartburn, you know how it can affect your life. In your efforts to get your heartburn under control, you have probably thought about all the things you should be doing. That's great! But also important is remembering what NOT to do.  So here's a list of 10 things you should stop doing if you have heartburn. Related Information: What is heartburn? What is a hiatal hernia? What are peptic ulcers? Foods that cause heartburn GERD treatment Hiatal hernia treatment Peptic ulcer treatment 10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Does Heartburn Feel Like?
What does heartburn feel like? What are the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux? Asking "what does heartburn feel like?" seems like a simple enough question. Usually, heartburn is thought to feel like some level of discomfort in the chest area. While that can be one of the symptoms of heartburn, it's typically not the only one. Also, some people who experience heartburn won't ever have any discomfort in their chests. Read more in the article What Are the Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux? Related Resources: More About Heartburn What is Heartburn? Why Heartburn Happens 6 Steps To Preventing Heartburn-r...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"How Can I Prevent Complications Caused by GERD?"
There are some complications that may occur when a person has suffered from GERD (acid reflux) for a long time, or their GERD has not been adequately treated. Some of the complications that can occur include Barrett's esophagus, esophageal cancer, esophagitis, and esophageal strictures. Your goal, as it would be with other GERD sufferers, would be to do what you can to increase your odds of not developing any of these complications. With this in mind, the steps listed in this article can help to drastically reduce your chances of developing one of these complications. Related Resources: What is GERD? Symptoms of GERD...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"What Can I Eat if I Have a Peptic Ulcer?"
Many people who have a peptic ulcer can eat whatever they want with no problems. Though for a long time it had been a widely held belief that spicy foods or a stressful job were what caused peptic ulcers, doctors now know that a bacterial infection or some medications cause most peptic ulcers. Therefore the best type of diet for them is one that is healthy and balanced. If you, however, experience some symptoms of pain or other irritation when you eat, it may be because some of the foods you are eating are aggravating your ulcer symptoms. Learn here what to eat if you have a peptic ulcer. Useful Links: Peptic Ulc...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 genetic variants linked to esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus identified
An international consortium co-led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute in Australia has identified four genetic variants associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, a condition called Barrett's esophagus. The findings, by corresponding author Thomas L. Vaughan, M.D., M.P.H., a member of the Epidemiology Program in the Public Health Sciences Division at Fred Hutch, are published online ahead of the December print issue of Nature Genetics... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Central Obesity, Tight Belts Linked to Hernia, Acid RefluxCentral Obesity, Tight Belts Linked to Hernia, Acid Reflux
A large waistline and a tight belt may be associated with two suspected factors in esophageal cancer, new research suggests. In a small study, both were linked to acid reflux and partial herniation of the hiatus. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

What Not to Do if You Have Heartburn at Night
If you suffer from heartburn at night, you know how it can cause a restless (or even sleepless) night. Unfortunately, sitting up all night in an effort to avoid the heartburn is not a good option. However, you can learn what NOT to do in order to prevent the heartburn before it begins, and allow you to sleep. Related Resources: Wedge-shaped pillow Antacids H2 blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors Gastroesophageal reflux disease Peptic ulcer Hiatal hernia What Not to Do if You Have Heartburn at Night originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, October 11th, 2013 at 15:26:00.Permalink | Comment | Email t...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Do Your Symptoms Mean?
Knowing what the symptoms of GERD, hiatal hernias, para-esophageal hernias, peptic ulcers, and GI tract bleeding can give you a starting point for discussion with your doctor about any concerns you have about a possible digestive problem. Get the information you need by reading this article on what your symptoms mean. Related resources: Symptoms of GERD in Adults Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Infants Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Children Symptoms of Gastro Reflux in Teens Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia Symptoms of Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers Ulcer Warning Signs Symptoms of acute gas...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - October 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pathway links heartburn and esophageal cancer
Got heartburn? More than 60 million adults in the U.S. have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But researchers at Rhode Island Hospital discovered a pathway they believe links Barrett's esophagus to the development of esophageal cancer. Their data suggest that blocking this pathway, such as with a proton pump inhibitor (e.g. omeprazole), may prevent the development of esophageal cancer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Rhode Island Hospital uncovers pathway linking heartburn and esophageal cancer
(Lifespan) More than 60 million adults in the US have acid reflux, or heartburn, and approximately 10 percent are at risk for developing esophageal cancer, due in part to complications from Barrett's esophagus. But researchers at Rhode Island Hospital discovered a pathway they believe links Barrett's esophagus to the development of esophageal cancer. Their data suggest that blocking this pathway, such as with a proton pump inhibitor (e.g., omeprazole), may prevent the development of esophageal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How pain pathways connect to the brain in gastric reflux
University of Adelaide researchers have made advances in the understanding of one of the world's most common medical conditions, gastric reflux, and how patients experience pain from it. Gastric reflux affects as many as one in five people in Western countries and is on the increase in Asia. Diet and lifestyle, as well as genetic and hormonal issues, are commonly considered to be major causes of gastric reflux. In laboratory studies, researchers have identified the nerve pathways in the spinal cord that transmit pain signals associated with gastric reflux to the brain... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Tight belts are unlikely to give you throat cancer
Conclusion This was a small, short-term, and highly technical study which measured certain changes in the junction of the oesophagus and stomach in volunteers, half of whom were obese. It found that wearing a weight-lifter’s belt and a greater waist circumference was associated with changes in the lining of the oesophagus at the junction between the oesophagus and the stomach. These changes are associated with an increased risk of cancer, but the researchers did not set out to find if belts or obesity caused cancer. The researchers also found that volunteers wearing a waist belt had more signs of acid reflux in thi...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Wearing a tight belt increases chances of throat cancer
Wearing your belt too tight can increase your chances of getting throat cancer, researchers suggest, as it increases your chance of suffering acid reflux.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wearing a tight belt could give you throat cancer: Constricting waistbands cause acid reflux - increasing risk of the disease
Researchers at Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities and Southern General Hospital believe the link is particularly pronounced in people who are overweight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgery provides better relief from chronic reflux than drugs
After five years, surgery continues to provide better relief from the symptoms of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease than medication and is likely to be cost-effective, concludes research funded by the NIHR HTA programme. The REFLUX trial investigated the long-term clinical and cost-effectiveness of early laparoscopic surgery as an alternative to drug treatment for chronic gastro-oesophageal reflux... (Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News)
Source: NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies News - September 26, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis
Researchers from Australia have found that the rate of gastroesophageal reflux disease is twice as high in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchiectasis as in people without lung disease. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - September 21, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

GERD prevalence raised even in mild–moderate COPD, bronchiectasis
Researchers from Australia have found that the rate of gastroesophageal reflux disease is twice as high in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or bronchiectasis as in people without lung disease. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - September 18, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

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 fo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking to the Doctor About Infant Reflux
This article on talking to the doctor about your baby's reflux will give you some points to keep in mind. It will also give you some pointers on preparing for the doctor's visit. Related Resources: What is Infant Reflux? Symptoms of Infant Reflux How is Infant Reflux Treated? Does Your Baby Have Reflux -- Screening Quiz Talking to the Doctor About Infant Reflux originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, September 13th, 2013 at 06:10:21.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quizzes
With the following "Screening Quizzes" you can check symptoms to see if you may have a heartburn-related condition. With the "Test Your Knowledge" quizzes, you can test your knowledge of various disorders or see how much you know about preventing your heartburn. Screening Quizzes GERD Screening Quiz Hiatal Hernia Screening Quiz Peptic Ulcer Screening Quiz Gastritis Screening Quiz Gastroparesis Screening Quiz Test Your Knowledge Do you know how to prevent heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Heartburn? How Much Do You Know About Hiatal Hernias? How Much Do You Know About...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn - A Major Health Concern?
For many people, an episode heartburn is just a harmless nuisance. It may be uncomfortable while it's happening, but nothing to worry about. Right? Chronic heartburn, especially if it isn't treated properly, has been linked to esophageal cancer. Heartburn is considered to be chronic if it occurs 2 or more times per week. Other complications of chronic heartburn can be: Barrett's esophagus erosive esophagitis esophageal strictures You can lessen your risk of experiencing one of these complications with the following steps: Make the necessary lifestyle changes Follow these ten suggestions to significantly reduce...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bleeding in the Gastrointestinal (GI) Tract
Bleeding in the digestive tract isn't a disease but is a symptom of a disease. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions. Many times gastrointestinal tract bleeding is not serious, such as in the case of hemorrhoids. However, some bleeds, particularly those that occur in the upper GI tract, can be large and fatal. Therefore, it is very important to be evaluated by a physician for any symptom GI bleeding. Symptoms of acute gastrointestinal bleeding is bleeding that is sudden and severe. The symptoms of acute GI bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract the bleeding is occurring. If someone...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What You Need to Know About Gallstones
Most people don't give their gallbladder a second thought. They may not even know where it's located in their bodies. And many people can go through their lives without their gallbladders causing them any problems. Then there are those of us who have gallbladders who make their presence know....with intense pain. You are most likely to have problems with your gallbladder if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. The cause of this is usually a gallstone. The type of gallbladder disease that results from gallstones is called Cholelithiasis. Learn what you need to know about gallstones if your doctor has ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Read and Share Stories About GERD and Heartburn
People who have to live with GERD or heartburn know how hard it can be. It is important to learn how to control heartburn and prevent it from occurring, if possible. There are many books out there that can help you learn how to live with acid reflux. Some of those books are presented in this article. Books can give us a lot of information, but the best source of information is often from other GERD and heartburn sufferers. This is your chance to talk about your experiences, and help someone else....and maybe yourself too. You can do all that in this article on sharing stories about GERD and heartburn. Additional Resource...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Salad Recipes
Salads are a common part of many meals. Whether you like a side salad to go with another main course, or a more substantial salad that can be a meal in itself, or anything in between, these salad recipes are tasty as well as being heartburn-friendly. Related Resources: Chicken Recipes Turkey Recipes Beef Recipes Pork Recipes Seafood / Fish Recipes Stews / Casseroles Heartburn Friendly Salad Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 13:28:37.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: No More Tears As Ugandan Nurse Designs Mattress for Newborns
[Observer]Babies cry a lot and sometimes it is difficult to figure the reason out. But according to Dr Doreen Male, a consultant paediatric surgeon and Deputy Director of Mulago hospital, flat mattresses can be a major factor in the aggravation of infant acid reflux, colic (obwoka) and breathing difficulties in newborns. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 4, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news