Acid reflux surgery could help prevent rejection in lung transplant patients
(Loyola University Health System) A procedure to treat acid reflux could help prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients, according to a study published in the American College of Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teva, Sun Pharma to pay $2.15 billion to settle Pfizer patent suit
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd would pay $2.15 billion to settle a patent suit related to its acid-reflux drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

A New Magnetic Sphincter Device for the Treatment of GERDA New Magnetic Sphincter Device for the Treatment of GERD
Commentary on a study on the safety and effectiveness of a new magnetic device for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, published in February 2013 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Pfizer settles patent lawsuit with Teva, Sun Pharma for $2.15 billion
(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc said it reached a $2.15 billion settlement with Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd related to patent infringement on its acid-reflux drug Protonix. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Basics of GERD
GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. Heartburn and acid regurgitation are the main symptoms of GERD, though some people with GERD don't experience any heartburn episodes. This is why it's important to know all the possible symptoms of GERD. While the majority of doctors will prescribe a trial of acid-suppressive therapy, and make a diagnosis based on the patient's response to this, there are tests to diagnose GERD a doctor may want to have performed. Treatment for GERD will usually start with certain lifestyle modifications ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Hiatal Hernias
A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called a esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. Approximately 50 percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the these hiatal hernia symptoms may occur. There are a number of contributing factors that can cause hiatal hernias. While some patients with a hernia hernia may also have GERD, GERD doesn't cause a hiatal hernia. Various tests can be used to diagnose a hiatal hernia, though the tests most often used are the bar...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Basics of Peptic Ulcers
Peptic ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, and these vary from patient to patient. Some patients with ulcers have minimal, unusual, or even no symptoms at all. Others may have every symptom. This is why it is very important to consult your doctor if you have any concerns. It is important to understand the causes of peptic ulcers. In the past, it was believed stress and diet caused peptic ulcers. Later, researchers stated stomach acids (hydrochloric acid and pepsin) contributed to the majority of ulcer formation. Today, however, research shows that most ulcers develop as a result of infection with a bacterium called ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Fish and Seafood Recipes
Most fish and seafood can make great choices for your meals because they are most often low in fat. This is good for those individuals whose heartburn is triggered by fatty foods. Fish and seafood dishes are becoming more popular choices for dinner meals, and even for grilling. The old adage that "fish is brain food" is true. One study reported that a single meal of fish per week reduced the normal age-related decline in intelligence by 10% to 13%. Start enjoying these heartburn friendly fish and seafood dinner recipes. Related Resources: Rice Recipes Pasta Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes D...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Pork Recipes
Pork is often called "the other white meat" and is often as lean as chicken. Pork tenderloin is especially lean. While ham is often thought to be a fatty meat, you can find low fat types. The recipes here are heartburn-friendly. Many of them are low fat, which can be good for you because fat is sometimes a heartburn trigger. Leaner meats and low fat ingredients cut down on fat content. You can start enjoying these heartburn friendly pork dinner recipes today! Related Resources: Rice Recipes Pasta Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes Dessert Recipes Sandwich Recipes Heartburn Friendly Dinner Rec...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: In What Area Does GERD Most Affect You?
Many physicians perceived that the three areas of patients' lives that were most affected by GERD were sleep disturbances, limitations in physical activities, and lack of energy or tiredness. However, according to many patients the three most frequently affected areas of their lives were dietary restrictions, lack of energy or tiredness, and health concerns. How are you affected most by GERD? Is the biggest affect having to restrict your diet? Or is the worse effect on your life reflux symptoms at night that interferes with your sleep? Or is it something else that is having a big impact on your life? Please take the poll ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: What Do You Do To Control Your Heartburn?
Whether your heartburn is occasional or chronic, you may have found ways to control that burn. It may be through diet, lifestyle modifications, or medication. Whatever way you have chosen, hopefully you have found relief. For other readers information, how do you control your heartburn? Let us know by taking the poll below. Check all the answers that apply.   (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poll: What Foods Trigger Your Heartburn?
For many people, they can trace at least some of their heartburn symptoms to what they eat. There may be foods they can never eat because heartburn occurs every time they do. Then there are some foods they can eat if they either don't eat very often or eat in small amounts. And then there are the foods that are pretty safe for them to eat. And sometimes it can even be how and when they eat that triggers the heartburn. It is important to know how to manage this heartburn triggered by food. You may already know what foods cause your heartburn. If you don't know, you can keep a food diary to track what foods are triggering y...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - June 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impedance Testing Reveals Non-Acid Reflux as Cause of CoughImpedance Testing Reveals Non-Acid Reflux as Cause of Cough
In some patients, a specific type of impedance testing can diagnose gastroesophageal reflux as a cause of chronic cough when standard tests would miss it, researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 31, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Monitoring the Esophagus Eliminates Unnecessary PPIsMonitoring the Esophagus Eliminates Unnecessary PPIs
One third of patients with acid reflux on proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have negative pH monitoring tests, researchers report. Early monitoring can save nearly $7000 per patient over 10 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Surgery Trumps Proton Pump Inhibitors for Acid RefluxSurgery Trumps Proton Pump Inhibitors for Acid Reflux
Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease might benefit more from transoral fundoplication than from continued treatment with proton-pump inhibitors, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Antireflux Surgery Benefit Not Lasting in Many ChildrenAntireflux Surgery Benefit Not Lasting in Many Children
Although laparoscopic Thal fundoplication initially works well in children with severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the benefits may wear off over time, according to Dutch researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Frequent Heartburn Increases Risk Of Throat Cancer By 78%
Frequent heartburn increases the risk of cancers of the throat and vocal cord among nondrinkers and nonsmokers, according to a new study. The research, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, also indicated that the use of antacids has a protective effect against these cancers, while prescription medications do not. Heartburn, medically known as pyrosis or acid indigestion, is an uncomfortable warm and burning sensation in the chest, usually just behind the sternum that normally comes in waves... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. General Information About Esophageal Cancer Preventing Esophageal Cancer Stages of Esophageal Cancer Treating Esophageal Cancer Preventing Esophageal Cancer Lowering Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer Esophagitis Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Cancer originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, May 24th, 2013 at 11:13:00.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laryngeal Cancer
Cancer of the larynx (also be called laryngeal cancer) can develop in any part of the larynx, but most begins in the glottis. The inner walls of the larynx are lined with cells called squamous cells. Almost all laryngeal cancers begin in these cells. The resources below will explain laryngeal cancer, list the risk factors, give you the symptoms, and explain the diagnosis and treatment options. About Laryngeal Cancer: Laryngeal Cancer Defined Risk Factors for Laryngeal Cancer Symptoms of Laryngeal Cancer Diagnosing Laryngeal Cancer Treating Laryngeal Cancer Related Information: GERD Esophageal Cancer Stomach ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frequent Heartburn May Lead to Throat Cancer
According to a study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (from American Association for Cancer Research), frequent heartburn was associated with cancers of the throat and vocal cords among nonsmokers and nondrinkers. The study also stated that the use of antacids, but not prescription medications (such as proton pump inhibitors) or home remedies, had a protective effect. "Previous studies examining gastric reflux and cancers of the head and neck have generated mixed results," said Scott M. Langevin, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow at Brown University in Providence, R.I. ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat at a Chinese restaurant without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating at a Mexican 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat Mexican food without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school lunches T...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating 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 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat at an Italian restaurant without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free schoo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Awareness: Heartburn Tied to Throat Cancer
Frequent heartburn increases the risk for throat cancer, a new study has found, and over-the-counter antacids may provide protection.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Head and Neck Cancer Throat Body Heartburn Gastroesophageal Reflux (Acid Reflux) Featured Source Type: news

Frequent Acid Reflux Associated with Throat Cancers
(Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 23, 2013 Category: Primary Care Tags: Medical News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Turkey Recipes
Turkey is a safe choice for most heartburn sufferers, because it is leaner than beef and ground turkey can often be substituted for ground beef in many recipes. In the past I have substituted ground turkey for ground beef in dishes such as lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs. So don't be afraid to experiment! Ground turkey is becoming more popular too, and new ideas for using it instead of ground beef are plentiful. So, with these turkey recipes below, you will also get great tasting dishes that are more heartburn friendly because of the lower fat content. Try these heartburn friendly turkey dinner recipes. Related Resour...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Beef Recipes
You may have thought you couldn't eat beef if you suffered from heartburn. While many cuts of beef can be fattier, you can select leaner cuts of meat and very lean ground beef. This will make it possible to enjoy those beef recipes without having to worry about heartburn. Try these heartburn friendly beef dinner recipes. Related Resources: Rice Recipes Casserole and Stew Recipes Pasta Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes Dessert Recipes Sandwich Recipes Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Beef Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 15:01:39.Permalink | C...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Chicken Recipes
Chicken is a safe choice for most heartburn sufferers. It is also a healthy choice because when it's skinless, it's lean and low in fat. Because of this, I eat a lot more chicken breast than I used to. And with these recipes you will not only have variety, but you will also get the great taste of many of your old favorites! Try these heartburn friendly chicken dinner recipes. Related Resources: Rice Recipes Casserole and Stew Recipes Pasta Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes Dessert Recipes Sandwich Recipes Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Chicken Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn /...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relief from Reflux
Source: HealthDay - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Body Weight, GERD (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practice Changes To Improve Value And Quality Of GI Procedures
There are significant cost and risk factors associated with two procedures commonly used to diagnose or treat gastrointestinal problems, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW). A study by New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill-Cornell Medical College suggests that more objective testing may substantially reduce the cost and risk of managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Acid Reflux / GERD Source Type: news

Women and Heartburn
In most cases, what triggers heartburn for women are the same triggers for men. There are, however, a couple circumstances that are unique to women: Pregnancy and progesterone. Why does pregnancy cause heartburn anyway? What other factors cause heartburn for women (and men)? Read more about women and heartburn. Related Resources: Pregnancy and Heartburn Weight and Heartburn Foods That Trigger Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn GERD Hiatal Hernias Smoking and Heartburn Alcohol and Heartburn Exercise and Heartburn Stress and Heartburn Women and Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Tuesday, M...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
As a person gets older, they may be faced with more health conditions that they will need to treat on a regular basis. This includes gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you are a senior citizen and on various medications, you no doubt know the importance of taking medication safely. Sometimes the difficulty arises when the number of medications, and medical conditions they treat, increases. That's a lot to keep organized at times. These tips on safe use of medications can go a long way in helping you with this part of your health care. Related Information: Antacids Maalox Mylanta Tums Gaviscon Choo...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talking to the Doctor About Your Child's Acid Reflux
Children, like adults, can suffer from occasional heartburn. It is when the heartburn becomes frequent, occurring two or more times a week, that parents should take their children to the doctor. It is important to determine if this frequent heartburn is caused by a more serious condition, such as GERD. Here are some tips on when and how to talk to the doctor about your child's acid reflux. Related Resources: Children and GERD Symptoms of GERD in Children Treating Children with GERD Heartburn-Free School Lunches Holiday Tips for Children with GERD Meal Planning Tips to Prevent Heartburn Tips for Heartburn-Fr...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat at a Chinese restaurant without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating at a Mexican 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat Mexican food without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school lunches Ti...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating 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 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. Here are more tips on how you can eat at an Italian restaurant without heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn Dining out without heartburn Heartburn-free picnics Heartburn-free school...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Videos
Heartburn-related videos on the Heartburn / GERD site: How to Make a Heartburn Record How to Relieve Heartburn and Gas Tips for Preventing Heartburn Nighttime Heartburn How to Treat Nighttime Heartburn How to Exercise without Heartburn How to Treat Heartburn Diet Tips for Reducing Heartburn Acid Reflux vs. GERD How to Diagnose Heartburn What is Heartburn Causes of Heartburn What Increases the Risk of Heartburn? Symptoms of Heartburn Chest Pain vs. Heartburn Avoid and Treat Heartburn Heartburn and Acid Reflux Testing - Endoscopy Heartburn Videos originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / G...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reflux Detected by Impedance in Patients On and Off PPIsReflux Detected by Impedance in Patients On and Off PPIs
Do PPIs reduce the number of reflux episodes detected by impedance in patients with GERD? This new study explains. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Preventing Summertime Heartburn
This summer you can enjoy the heat of the season without feeling the burn of heartburn. Preventing summertime heartburn doesn't mean you have to forego quick and easy meals. These tips for preventing summertime heartburn will help you learn what you can eat, some safe alternatives to the usual picnic fare, and quick and easy recipes and menu suggestions. Related Resources: Lifestyle modifications Dietary changes Controlling nighttime heartburn Antacids H2 blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Keeping a food diary Preventing Summertime Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on T...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn-Free Picnics
Summer is the time for picnics and cookouts. It can also be a time for heartburn. However, by taking a few precautions, you can enjoy your summer picnic heartburn-free. This includes what you eat, and when you eat. You can still enjoy hamburgers and potato salad if you follow a few tips. So, have a great heartburn-free picnic! Related Resources: Heartburn friendly lunch recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes Dessert Recipes Heartburn-Free Picnics originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 11:30:24.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes
Enjoy these easy recipes that are great for summertime, and have the added benefit of being heartburn-friendly: Broiled Burgers with Mushrooms and Rice Broiled Chicken Kabobs with Vegetables Shrimp with Pasta Beef Strips and Pasta Grilled Marinated Flank Steak Pork Chops with Applesauce Tuna Noodle Casserole Bean and Cheese Burritos with Avocado Quick and Easy Summertime Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 at 11:20:09.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn: keep taking the tablets?
Those with severe acid reflux following meals or when lying prone in bed warrant more rigorous treatment, says James Le Fanu     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn: keep taking the tablets?
Those with severe acid reflux following meals or when lying prone in bed warrant more rigorous treatment, says James Le Fanu     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - May 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top 10 GERD GuidelinesTop 10 GERD Guidelines
Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 out of the new guidelines for diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from the American College of Gastroenterology. Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - April 30, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology Commentary Source Type: news

Father-of-three died after doctors mistook aneurysm for heartburn and sent him home with Gaviscon
Daren Hooper, 42, from Somerset, was rushed to hospital after collapsing at work. He was diagnosed with gastro-oesophageal reflux and given antacids as treatment. He died 24 hours later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Not All Infant Reflux Is Disease, According To AAP
Babies who regularly spit up after a meal do not necessarily have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Reflux-related symptoms need to be effectively managed and treated, and in order to do so, pediatricians need to differentiate infants with physiologic gastroesophageal reflux (GER) from those with GERD. GER refers to the regular passage of gastric contents into the esophagus... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics / Children's Health Source Type: news

AAP: Not All Infant Reflux is Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Pediatricians should differentiate between gastroesophageal reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease before determining a course of treatment for infants, children, and teens, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 29, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Reflux Guidelines: Modest Changes Best for Most Babies Reflux Guidelines: Modest Changes Best for Most Babies
Distinguishing infants with reflux-related symptoms resulting from their physiology from children who actually have gastroesophageal reflux disease may avert unnecessary treatments and save money. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors?
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that have been used to decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with GERD, ulcers in the stomach or intestine, or other digestive disorders where the production of stomach acid needs to be controlled. Read more about what proton pump inhibitors are and what they do. Types of PPIs: Aciphex Dexilant Nexium Prevacid Prilosec Protonix Related Resources: GERD Erosive Esophagitis Zollinger-Ellison syndrome Peptic Ulcers What Are Proton Pump Inhibitors? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GE...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are H2 Blockers?
H2 blockers, which are also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines used to reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. The H2-blockers block histamine's ability to bind to one kind of histamine receptor on cells: the histamine-2 receptor. Learn what H2 blockers are and what they do. Types of H2 blockers: Axid Pepcid Tagamet Zantac Related Resources: What is Heartburn? What is GERD What is Erosive Esophagitis What is Zollinger-Ellison syndrome What are Peptic Ulcers What Are H2 Blockers? originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, April 29th, 2013 at 22:00:47.Permalink | Comment...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news