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Mederi touts meta-study of Stretta GERD treatment device
Data from a meta-analysis study of Mederi Therapeutics Stretta device released this week indicate that treatments with the device reduced heartburn and improved health-related quality of life scores for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease. The company’s Stretta catheter system applies low-poet radio frequency energy to remodel the lower esophageal sphincter to restore natural barrier function and reduce spontaneous regurgitation caused by transient relaxations of the sphincter. In the study, researchers analyzed results from 28 studies of the Stretta system, including data from 2,468 unique Stretta patients...
Source: Mass Device - February 27, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Mederi Therapeutics Inc. 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

Treat GERD-associated Heartburn with Acid Suppressants
Proton pump inhibitors in GERD-associated heartburn are indicated to heal mucosal damage (erosive esophagitis). (Source: Consultant Live)
Source: Consultant Live - August 21, 2013 Category: Primary Care 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

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

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