GERD Diet
For some people who have been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn seems to occur often when they eat? If you are one of these people who suffer from heartburn whenever you eat certain foods, you may want to consider creating a diet that meets your needs. To help you, you can get some needed information from this article on the GERD diet. Related Resources: What is GERD? Symptoms of GERD Treating GERD Complications of GERD GERD Diet originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Friday, August 30th, 2013 at 21:08:28.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
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Gastroesophageal Reflux in BronchiectasisGastroesophageal Reflux in Bronchiectasis
Gastroesophageal reflux may play an important role in the progression of bronchiectasis. Can active anti-reflux interventions such as Stretta radiofrequency prevent the progression? BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Association of problem behavior with sleep problem and gastroesophageal reflux symptom - Sakaguchi K, Yagi T, Maeda A, Nagayama K, Uehara S, Saito Y, Kanematsu K, Miyawaki S.
The objective of this study was ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Questions About Heartburn and Heartburn-Related Conditions
Finding answers to questions concerning heartburn such as "how do I stop my nighttime heartburn?" or "are there foods I should avoid to prevent heartburn?" may be difficult. You have to sift through information that may be fact or mere personal opinion. And even if all the information you read is fact, many times one website will answer a few questions, and then you have to go to another site to find answers to some of your other questions. In this article, you will find answers to most of the common questions about heartburn and heartburn-related conditions. Related Resources: Heartburn GERD Hiat...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bed Aids for Nighttime Heartburn Sufferers
Nearly 8 in 10 heartburn sufferers will experience heartburn at night. And when people suffer from nighttime heartburn, it is recommended that they elevate their heads and shoulders while sleeping. Why does this help? Elevating your head while sleeping helps keep stomach contents where they belong--in your stomach. The wedges and bed modifications listed here can help with keeping you at a slant while sleeping. Additional Resources: Controlling Nighttime Heartburn Natural, Home Remedies for Heartburn Lifestyle Modifications Dietary changes Antacids H2 Blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Bed Aids for Night...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Books on Living with Acid Reflux
People who have to live with acid reflux, 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. Share you stories about heartburn / GERD: What symptoms led you to your GERD diagnosis? How Did You Tell Your Family and Friends You Have GERD? How Did You Decide What GERD Treatment to Pursue? What is the Most Annoying Thing About Having GERD? Do Family and Friends Support You? What Foods Are Your...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 eati...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Has Lindsay Lohan’s "Next Chapter" Truly Begun?
Lindsay Lohan has been notorious as one of Hollywood's most troubled startlets. Four days after her release from her sixth stint in rehab she sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview where she suggested the tide has finally turned for her. Will she be able to maintain her recovery? Here's why I'm rooting for her. read more (Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center)
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - August 20, 2013 Category: Addiction Authors: Goal Auzeen Saedi, Ph.D. Tags: Addiction Media Parenting acid reflux adderall ADHD child star cocaine downward spiral empathy headlights ill will lindsay lohan mean girls multiple times nexium oprah winfrey phone conversation poor parenting spiritu Source Type: news

Managing Heartburn Triggered By Food
For many people, they can trace at least some of their heartburn episodes 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. Learn how some foods affect your body in different ways that can lead to heartburn. Learn what to do if some foods are giving you heartburn. Related Resources: Foods with little risk of causing heartburn...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Rice Recipes
Rice is the staple food for two-thirds of the world's population. It is nutritious while being ideal for special diets. The following recipes include heartburn friendly ingredients, and can be enjoyed by the majority of heartburn sufferers. So, enjoy these heartburn friendly rice recipes today! Related Resources: Chicken Recipes Turkey Recipes Beef Recipes Pork Recipes Seafood / Fish Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Recipes Dessert Recipes Sandwich Recipes Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Rice Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Thursday, August 15th, 2013 at 12:59:37.Perma...
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Medigus, Ltd. Announces Management Change: Board Approves the Appointment of Christopher Rowland as CEO
Mr. Rowland to Replace Dr. Elazar Sonnenschein, Founder & CEO, Who Will Head Global Operations OMER, ISRAEL -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Medigus, Ltd. (TASE: MDGS), a leading medical device company dedicated to the development of innova... Devices, Gastroenterology, PersonnelMedigus, gastroesophageal reflux disease, endoscopy, endoscopic (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 13, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oral Bisphosphonates and Risk of Barrett's EsophagusOral Bisphosphonates and Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
Using oral bisphosphonates is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's esophagus, especially among patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

MedCenter System - Guide Review
The MedCenter System is a monthly medication storage unit that contains 31 individual daily pill boxes that allows the user to store a month's worth of medication at a time. Each day you take the pill box for that date (e.g. pill box number 5 on the 5th of the month), and place in down in the spot marked Today's Pills. When you use the Talking Alarm, you can set up to 4 separate alarms that will sound when it is time to take your medication. With this alarm, it isn't a buzzer, or ringing, or chiming. A voice will tell you it's time to take your medication. Read my review of this product. Related Information: Medicatio...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sleep dysfunction increased in Asian GERD patients
Sleep dysfunction is common in Korean patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, researchers have found. (Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology)
Source: MedWire News - Gastroenterology - July 31, 2013 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Dolly Parton: Suffering From GERD Faces Esophageal Cancer Scare
There have been reports that Dolly Parton has had surgery to treat her acid reflux disease because of a fear of developing esophageal cancer. It is reported that even though Dolly Parton has suffered from gastroesophageal reflux disease for several years, it was because she had a dramatic weight loss that the fear she had developed esophageal cancer crept in. A source reported the laparoscopic surgery was performed on June 4th to implant a device called a LINX. This device consists of a series of titanium beads, each with a magnetic core, connected together with titanium wires to form a ring shape. It is implanted around ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Animal Study Raises Safety Questions About Heartburn Drugs
One of the most popular drugs for heartburn, GERD, and acid reflux, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), may pose a danger to your heart health, new research says. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Melanie Haiken Source Type: news

PPIs May Lead to Heart Disease
According to recent research, the drugs that help millions of people control their acid reflux may also cause cardiovascular disease. In human tissue and mouse models, researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital and two other institutions found proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) caused the constriction of blood vessels. If taken regularly, PPIs could lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems over they, the researchers state, including hypertension and a weakened heartburn. In the paper, published in the current issue of Circulation (published by the American Heart Association), the scientists say a broad, large-scale study...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 11, 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 - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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 - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medications Used for Treating Heartburn
Many people will first use lifestyle modifications and dietary changes, or even home remedies to treat their heartburn. But if these methods don't work, what type of medications are available. You can read more about what medications are used for treating heartburn. Related Information: Antacids H2 Blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Medications Used for Treating Heartburn originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 at 08:02:53.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do You Always Need Medication to Control Heartburn?
There are plenty of television ad that tell us that heartburn control can only be achieved y this or that company's product. Probably all of us have at least one friend or family member who expounds the wonders of the medication she or he is taking. But is it really true that only by taking medications, such as antacids, H2 blockers, or proton pump inhibitors, can you find relief from heartburn? While there is nothing wrong if medication is needed, we can also learn how to control heartburn without using medication. Related Resources: Talking to Your Doctor About Your Heartburn Why Some Foods Cause Heartburn Controll...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical case series: treatment of PTSD with transcendental meditation in active duty military personnel - Barnes VA, Rigg JL, Williams JJ.
Active duty U.S. Army Service Members previously diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were selected from review of patient records in the Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic at the Department of Defense Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gord... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bed Aids for Nighttime Heartburn Sufferers
Nearly 8 in 10 heartburn sufferers will experience heartburn at night. And when people suffer from nighttime heartburn, it is recommended that they elevate their heads and shoulders while sleeping. Why does this help? Elevating your head while sleeping helps keep stomach contents where they belong--in your stomach. The wedges and bed modifications listed here can help with keeping you at a slant while sleeping. Additional Resources: Controlling Nighttime Heartburn Natural, Home Remedies for Heartburn Lifestyle Modifications Dietary changes Antacids H2 Blockers Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Bed Aids for Night...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Different Types of Acid Reflux Disease
Most people know what GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is. They understand it very well if they have been diagnosed with it. What is lesser know are the different types of acid reflux disease. Some doctors may not specific the type of GERD a person may have, while others will help persons track symptoms. The treatment if most often the same, with some of the treatment being more aggressive depending on the intensity of the symptoms. The different types of GERD include: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophagea...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 6, 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 Saturday, July 6th, 2013 at 11:42:09.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
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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 S...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is There a Cure for Heartburn?
If you do a search on the Internet, you will be able to find many websites that will tell you they have a cure for heartburn. When talking about a disease or other health condition, people most often think of a cure as the putting a permanent end to that disease or condition and making a person healthy again. With that in mind, can anything cure heartburn? Related resources: Symptoms of Heartburn Causes of Heartburn Foods Heartburn Sufferers Should Avoid Meal Planning Tips for Heartburn Sufferers Quick Tips for Preventing heartburn Antacids for the Treatment of Heartburn H2 Blockers for the Treatment of Heartburn...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fundoplication Surgery for GERD Treatment
Fundoplication is the standard surgical treatment for GERD. The purpose of the surgery is to reduce heartburn caused by acid reflux. For more information, check out the following resources: What is Fundoplication Surgery? Types of Fundoplication Surgery When Fundoplication Surgery is Performed What to Expect After Fundoplication Surgery Have you had fundoplication surgery? You can share your experiences by clicking on the links below: What Made You Decide to Have Fundoplication Surgery? What Do You Wish You Knew Before Your Fundoplication Surgery? Fundoplication Surgery for GERD Treatment originally appeared on...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Pasta Recipes
Pasta is a staple most people have in their pantries, and it has been used to make a lot of great dishes. The following recipes go way beyond simple macaroni and cheese. Pasta can be a good choice of food for heartburn sufferers, since pasta generally doesn't trigger heartburn. It's what we add to it that we need to watch for. With this in mind, these recipes are heartburn friendly and can be enjoyed by heartburn sufferers. So, enjoy these heartburn friendly pasta recipes today! Related Resources: Chicken Recipes Turkey Recipes Beef Recipes Pork Recipes Seafood / Fish Recipes Salads Recipes Side Dish Re...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dinner Recipes - Casserole and Stew Recipes
These recipes are tasty, filling, but are safer for heartburn sufferers to eat than other casserole and stew recipes. They don't contain many of the ingredients, such as spices, that some casserole and stew recipes do. If the recipes call for ingredients that trigger your heartburn, such as onions, you can easily leave than ingredient out. Casseroles and stews can be great one dish meals. They can contain the meat, poultry, or fish, and the veggies. To make some of them extra filling, they also include a pasta or rice. So, go ahead and enjoy some of these heartburn friendly casserole and stew recipes! Related Resources: ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal Reflux Disease Not Improved With EsomeprazoleNeonatal Reflux Disease Not Improved With Esomeprazole
Esomeprazole reduced neither signs or symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease nor the total number of reflux episodes in neonates. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

How Common Are Gastric Ulcers?
Discussion The exact cause of gastric and upper intestinal inflammation and ulceration are not entirely understood. Imbalances between irritative factors and mucosal defenses underlie it. Gastric acid production is at adult levels by 3-4 years. Actual ulceration is associated with a lower acid secretion for gastric ulcerations but are increased in duodenal ulcerations in both adults and children. In adults changes to the mucus layer of the stomach and duodenum and bicarbonate secretion play a part in upper GI inflammation and ulcerations. Genetic studies have been linked to differences in both acid production, and mucosal ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 1, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Donna M. D'Alessandro, M.D. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

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)
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