Jury Out on Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists for Pediatric GERDJury Out on Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonists for Pediatric GERD
There is little high-quality evidence to support the efficacy and safety of histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), researchers said. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) FAQs
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 23, 2014 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Adults with eosinophilic esophagitis should consider a diet change
Dietary elimination is a successful method of treatment for adults with eosinophilic esophagitis, according to a new study. Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disease caused by a buildup of white blood cells in the lining of the esophagus. This build up, which is a reaction to food, allergens or acid reflux, can inflame or injure esophageal tissue, making swallowing and eating a challenge for patients. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 18, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and Children
Title: GERD and GER (Acid Reflux) in Infants and ChildrenCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/31/2005 9:03:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/18/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General)
Source: MedicineNet Crohn's Disease General - July 18, 2014 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Three herbal teas that can aid digestion and treat stomach problems
(NaturalNews) According to the American Nutrition Association, over 70 million people across the United States regularly suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems. (1) Many of these problems are linked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 16, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top ways to get rid of acid reflux and heartburn
(NaturalNews) There are a number of different foods that can contribute to heartburn and acid reflux. While they are both uncomfortable conditions, there are also medical reasons for reducing their incidences. For example, repeated episodes of acid reflux can lead to irritation of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acid reflux: Medigus raises $11M from U.S. and Israeli groups
Endosurgical devices maker Medigus secures $11.1 million in a private placement round joined by companies from the U.S. and Israel. Israel-based device maker Medigus (TLV:MDGS) touted the successful closure of an $11.1 million private placement funding round, noting backers from home as well as from the U.S. Medigus Ltd., OrbiMedNews Well, Funding Roundup, Gastrointestinalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Acid Reflux Diet: Myths and Natural Food Solutions
Many people complain of stomach ache, mostly in the evening or after meals. They are most likely suffering from an episode of acid reflux, also known as heartburn. Over-the-counter antacids, like Tums, may offer quick relief from pain. But for most people, a proper diet is the best solution. Acid Reflux: Some Diet Myths You May Have Heard Myth Number 1: Drink Milk read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - June 30, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Longterm Use of Heartburn Medication May Lead To Bone Loss
BOSTON (CBS) – Grace Tejchman has been taking heartburn medications for nine years now. She says she needs the relief from some difficult symptoms. “If I don’t take it, the acid backs up and I have severe heartburn and a ball in my throat,” she said. The relief comes from a group of drugs known as Proton Pump Inhibitors. They’re excellent at controlling heartburn by reducing the amount of acid produced in the stomach. These drugs are sold as Prevacid, Nexium, and Prilosec. Many of these medications started as prescriptions in the late 1980s, but are currently available over the counter. Now th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: miketoole Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Watch Listen Bone Loss CBS Boston Dr. Blair Jobe Dr. Mallika Marshall Heartburn Medication Proton Pump Inhibitors WBZ TV Source Type: news

Tuesday Q & A: GERD a more severe form of acid reflux
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How do I know if what I have is acid reflux or GERD? Are treatments the same for both? I have had what I would describe as heartburn for years and it’s getting worse as I age. ANSWER: Acid reflux happens when stomach acid flows back up into your esophagus — the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries 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 - May 19, 2014 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 - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent Articles on Heartburn / GERD
Complications of GERD - Informational Articles You may suffer from heartburn (acid reflux) two or more times a week, and think it's no big deal. But it can become a really big deal. If you are living with acid reflux disease (or GERD), and it goes untreated or is under-treated, the constant acid reflux can begin to irritate the lining of the esophagus. When this happens, complications can set in. Glossary of Heartburn Related Terms This is a comprehensive collection of heartburn related glossary terms. Heartburn Related Videos This is a collection of free online videos about heartburn and GERD. -------------------- Rel...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 19, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discover Some Foods That Cause Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Indigestion,...
Foods That Cause Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Indigestion, Gas And Bloating In Adults, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers some kinds of foods that can cause digestive problems.(PRWeb May 13, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/foods/that-cause-heartburn/prweb11843774.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 13, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals 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 - May 9, 2014 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 9, 2014 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 - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health 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, May 9th, 2014 at 11:26:00.Permalink | Comment | Email this (...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - May 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions raises $30M in support of acid reflux device
EndoGastric Solutions hopes to chase reimbursement and publish data from a trio of clinical trials with funds from a $30 million Series G financing round. California-based EndoGastric Solutions touted $30 million raised in a Series G fundraising round in support of its acid reflux treatment device. EndoGastric Solutions Inc.News Well, Funding Roundup, Gastrointestinalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study
But store brands and generics of these OTC medications are much cheaper, researchers note Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Constipation, GERD, Over-the-Counter Medicines (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feeling hoarse? Acid may be slowly destroying your throat and, over time, inflames, attacks and ERODES the oesophagus
Writer Laura Topham, from London, suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GORD), which causes stomach acid to spill up into the oesophagus or gullet (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive Disorders Help Articles
There are many disorders and diseases of the digestive system. Some, like gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and hiatal hernias can cause heartburn. Others may not heartburn as a symptoms, but because some people who have one of the above mentioned conditions also have other disorders of the digestive system, such as gallstones and gastritis, information is provided for these also. Check out this article Digestive Disorders Help Articles. 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...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Living with a Digestive Disorder
Tips and strategies for living with digestive disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers, and hiatal hernias. Check out this article on Living with a Digestive Disorder. 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 Living with a Digestive Disorder originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Monday, April 21st, 2014 at 13:47:10.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: Abou...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Casserole, Stew, and Pasta Recipes
These casserole and stew 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 can cause heartburn, 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. 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 g...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 20, 2014 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 Re...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Sunday, Ap...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 20, 2014 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 - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Poultry and Fish Recipes
Chicken is a safe choice for most heartburn sufferers. With these recipes you will not only have variety, but you will also get the great taste of many of your old favorites! 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. The recipes listed here will give you a variety of healthy dishes, and they will give you great taste too. Related Information: Quick Tips for Preventing Heartburn Keeping a Heartburn Record Meal Planning Tips for Preventing Heartburn Why Some Foods Cause Heartburn ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - April 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel's Medigus lands FDA win for new MUSE acid reflux treatment
Medigus wins FDA clearance for the next generation of its minimally invasive MUSE system for treating acid reflux through the mouth. Israel-based Medigus (TLV:MDGS) won FDA clearance for the next generation of its MUSE technology, a minimally invasive technology for performing surgeries to treat acid reflux disease. Medigus Ltd.News Well, Regulatory/Clearance, 510(k), Endovascular, Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Minimally Invasive Surgery, Surgicalread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - March 25, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news

Reflux Symptoms in Typical and Atypical GERDReflux Symptoms in Typical and Atypical GERD
Do symptoms differ between typical and atypical GERD, and how should clinicians approach each disease? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 14th March 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today: the bowel screening programme, tingling in the legs, acid reflux and loss of taste and smell.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 14th March 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today: the bowel screening programme, tingling in the legs, acid reflux and loss of taste and smell.     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 14, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman loses 80 pounds, no longer suffers from acid reflux and other conditions
(Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 7th March 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today more on the various ways to empty the bladder, acid reflux, loss of taste and headache while cooking.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Le Fanu's online health clinic, Friday 7th March 2014
Concerned about aches and pains? Worried about a medical condition? You can email your questions confidentially to Dr Le Fanu at drjames@telegraph.co.uk. Answers will be published in the health section of the Telegraph website every Friday. Today more on the various ways to empty the bladder, acid reflux, loss of taste and headache while cooking.     (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - March 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms in AdolescentsGastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms in Adolescents
Are GERD symptoms common in the adolescent population, what are they attributed to, and how can they best be managed? Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Implantable ‘Bracelet' Brings Relief To GERD Sufferers
An innovative laparoscopic procedure that implants a ring of magnetic beads to help prevent acid reflux in patients who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the latest tool surgeons at Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) have to treat the disease. (Source: Medical Design Online News)
Source: Medical Design Online News - March 6, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Heartburn-related E-courses
You can receive information in your email inbox that will give you information on heartburn menu plans with recipes, how to prevent heartburn, and strategies and tips on living with heartburn. Sign up for your heartburn e-course today! Related Information: Quick Tips for Preventing Heartburn Keeping a Heartburn Record Meal Planning Tips for Preventing Heartburn Why Some Foods Cause Heartburn Eating Out Without Heartburn Preventing Nighttime Heartburn Heartburn-related E-courses originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 12:13:50.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: Abou...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Can I Eat Out Without Heartburn?
Dining out in a restaurant can be a different story. There isn't a separate section on any menu that lists Anti-reflux Foods or an icon by the dishes on the menu that are heartburn friendly. However, as it was a process at home to learn what foods you find are your heartburn safe foods and which foods you have to limit, you can eat out without experiencing heartburn by planning ahead and knowing what to ask for. Learn the steps you can take to have a heartburn-free experience by reading this article on How Can I Eat Out Without Heartburn? Useful Resources: Symptoms of Heartburn Causes of Heartburn Foods Heartburn Suf...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 Wednesday,...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - March 5, 2014 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 - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn Friendly Dessert Recipes
We all like desserts. Just because we suffer from heartburn, it doesn't mean we have to live without desserts. If you want ideas for desserts, you will want to try these heartburn friendly dessert recipes. See More About   heartburn friendly desserts acid reflux recipes acid reflux diet Heartburn Friendly Dessert Recipes originally appeared on About.com Heartburn / GERD on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 at 12:10:21.Permalink | Comment | Email this (Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux)
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - March 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is H. Pylori Infection?
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a bacteria responsible for many peptic ulcers and many cases of chronic gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). This organism can weaken the protective coating of the stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestines), allowing damaging digestive juices to irritate their sensitive linings. About half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori. Learn how common H. pylori infection is, the symptoms of this infection, treatment options, and possible complications in this article What is H. Pylori Infection? Useful Links: Peptic Ulcers - The Basics Peptics Ulcers ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - February 28, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implantable magnetic 'bracelet' brings relief to GERD sufferers
An innovative laparoscopic procedure that implants a ring of magnetic beads to help prevent acid reflux in patients who suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the latest tool surgeons have to treat the disease. Using a small, flexible band of titanium beads with magnetic cores, surgeons implant the band around the patient's esophagus just above the stomach. The magnetic attraction between the beads strengthens the weakened esophageal sphincter's barrier function. The band is strong enough to allow food and liquids to pass normally to the stomach, but immediately closes after swallowing to restore the magneti...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 27, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Books on How to Live with Heartburn
Do you suffer from heartburn? Anyone suffering from chronic heartburn can benefit from a special acid reflux diet. The following books can help you with creating your acid reflux diet, foods that are safe or those that should be avoided in an acid reflux diet, and recipes that are heartburn-free and ideal for the acid reflux diet. There are also several books on the market that provide good information on treating and preventing heartburn / acid reflux. Please check out this article on Books on How to Live with Heartburn. Related Resources: How Certain Foods Cause Heartburn Safe Foods for Heartburn Sufferers Foods ...
Source: About Heartburn / Acid Reflux - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News 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 - February 26, 2014 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 - February 26, 2014 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 - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EndoGastric Solutions pays $5.3M to settle Justice Dept. probe
Acid reflux treatment device maker EndoGastric Solutions admits no wrongdoing in agreeing to pay $5.3 million to settle allegations of Medicare fraud and illegal kickbacks. California medical device maker EndoGastric Solutions agreed this month to pay $5.3 million plus interest to settle Justice Dept. allegations that the company engaged in Medicare fraud and illegal kickbacks to promote its EsophyX acid reflux disease treatment device. Dept. of Justice (DOJ), EndoGastric Solutions Inc.Legal News, News Well, Gastrointestinal, Medicare Fraudread more (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 24, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arezu Sarvestani Source Type: news