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Could a Mediterranean diet be as good as drugs for acid reflux?
Conclusion The results of this relatively small cohort study seem to show that a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is equally good as PPI medication at treating acid reflux symptoms when people also follow standard advice to cut out certain things from their diet. This might suggest that the first port of call for people with gastro-oesophageal reflux could be to try a Mediterranean diet before going on PPI medication, to avoid potential side effects. There are, however, some limitations to this research: Cohort studies can only show links and cannot prove definite cause and effect, and retrospective coh...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Bloating cure: Five foods that will prevent painful stomach indigestion
BLOATING can be a sign of indigestion which is a common problem affecting four out of ten people in the UK each year. It ’s usually triggered by eating or drinking - however there are also foods that can help you avoid it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn warning: Tight clothes around THIS area of body could trigger symptoms
HEARTBURN - also known as acid reflux - is a common causes of indigestion that affects one in six adults in the UK. It can be caused by wearing clothes too tight around the stomach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bride Kathryn Reffold's wedding tiredness was cancer
In the months leading up to her wedding Kathryn Reffold, 36, of East London, felt fatigued, suffered indigestion and had a pain in her shoulder, but it turned out to be Stage 4 cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bride's wedding tiredness was cancer
In the months leading up to her wedding Kathryn Reffold, 36, of East London, felt fatigued, suffered indigestion and had a pain in her shoulder, but it turned out to be Stage 4 cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn drugs linked to premature death
Conclusion This larger set of observational data finds that PPI drugs are associated with an increase in the risk of early death compared with either H2 blockers or no acid suppression drugs. This was the case for participants both with and without gastrointestinal problems. It also appears as though the longer the PPIs drugs are taken, the greater the risk of death. Considering that these drugs are widely used in the UK, these findings may cause concern. But the research has a number of important limitations: The study was conducted in a population of mostly white, older US male veterans, which might limit the abi...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medication Source Type: news

Indigestion pills 'may increase risk of an early death'
More than five million bottles and packets of proton pump inhibitors are prescribed each year in England to treat gastroesophageal reflux, a severe form of heartburn (file pic). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms - THIS could be causing your constant acid reflux
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Traumatic Experience Can Reshape Your Microbiome
By Susie Neilson I’m not disputing the scientific soundness of the whole brain-gut connection, but it really does sound a little bit like something out of a science-fiction story. I mean, you’re telling me that the trillions of tiny organisms that live in my gut, chomping up my food for me and maintaining my digestive system, have an impact on what I think and do and say? That the content of my thoughts might be at least partially determined by the eggs I had for breakfast, or the vitamin C I haven’t consumed enough of? It boggles the mind (at least, a mind influenced by my microbiome, fueled almost excl...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obesity-related conditions threatening to 'overwhelm' NHS
More than £1 billion is spent every year by the NHS on drugs to combat type 2 diabetes, weight loss and indigestion - an increase of 65 per cent in the past ten years, official figures show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pancreatic cancer symptoms - these factors are putting YOU at risk
PANCREATIC cancer can cause symptoms including jaundice, itchy skin, indigestion, pain in the back or stomach and weight loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Gastric Pain Puzzler
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 37-year-old woman was admitted to the ED with vomiting, nausea, right upper quadrant pain, and epigastric pain. She reported that she had been having brief episodes of pain for the past few months, but they came and went so quickly that she hadn't sought medical advice. They mostly happened after meals and were accompanied by burping, so she thought it might be some especially unpleasant indigestion. Can you diagnosis the patient? (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - May 30, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? GP explains why your reflux could get worse during UK heatwave
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. However, now a GP has warned the symptoms could get worse over the heatwave. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard Simmons Addresses Fans For First Time Since Hospitalization
After being released from the hospital for “severe indigestion” earlier this week, Richard Simmons has a message for his fans.  “Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me,” Simmons said in a statement on his official Facebook page, marking the first time he’s addressed his fans since his stay in the hospital. “Aren’t you sick of hearing and reading about me?!” he added. “LOL Well by now you know that I’m not ‘missing,’ just a little under the weather. I&rs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Richard Simmons Hospitalized With 'Severe Indigestion'
Richard Simmons was hospitalized Monday in California as a result of “severe indigestion,” manager Michael Catalano told ABC News.  “After a few days of battling severe indigestion and discomfort while eating, we agreed it was best for him to seek treatment,” Catalano said.  Simmons was hospitalized at an “undisclosed location,” but sources told TMZ that it wasn’t so serious as to require an ambulance to come pick him up from his home. Instead, his team drove him.  “He’s already feeling better and is expected to make a full recovery,” Catalano ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS costs cut will see prescription painkillers scrapped
Unveiling a major cost-cutting plan in the Daily Mail today, the head of the NHS says patients will also be expected to pay for their own indigestion pills, hayfever remedies and sun cream in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dramatic drive to cut NHS costs unveiled
Unveiling a major cost-cutting plan in the Daily Mail today, the head of the NHS says patients will also be expected to pay for their own indigestion pills, hayfever remedies and sun cream in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Someone To Fake Cancer On The Internet?
Belle Gibson, the Australian Instagram star who profited from falsely claiming she had terminal cancer, was found guilty of misleading and deceptive conduct after a two-year investigation. Gibson landed a book deal and an award-winning app before her story unraveled in March 2015 when it was revealed that she had failed to hand over some $300,000 in charitable pledges raised through her app business. Penalties, which could range from personal fines of $220,000 to company fines of $2.2 million, haven’t been determined yet. “No. None of it’s true,“ Gibson told The Australian Women’s Weekly in an...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early warning signs of some cases of heart attacks 'being missed'
Conclusion Are doctors missing signs of heart attack in people admitted to hospital? The study results show that may be true in some cases, but there could be other explanations for these findings. One limitation of the study is that it doesn't show what tests were done, so we don't know whether people who'd complained of chest pain, for example, had tests for heart attacks. We don't know whether doctors actually missed the signs, or whether they investigated them but the tests were negative. It's also possible that – where people were admitted for one reason but eventually died of a heart attack – the initia...
Source: NHS News Feed - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Source Type: news

What does a heart attack feel like? Symptoms could be mistaken for indigestion
HEART disease - also known as cardiovascular disease - is an overall term that refers to any disease that affects the heart or major blood vessels. People who have heart disease are at greater risk of heart attack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Garlic, honey and apple cider vinegar: Powerful natural mixture against indigestion, obesity
(NaturalNews) Science is supposedly looking for miracle cures for all sorts of ailments, yet nature consistently provides the most powerful remedies anywhere on the planet. These solutions are also typically far safer and cost pennies on the dollar compared to steep costs for conventional medical treatments. Better yet, these down-to-earth treatments are usually simple and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nine Easy Ways to Gain Control of Your Health in Your Forties
What lifestyle changes should you make to stay healthy through your 40s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora: Getting older has its perks. Chances are you're more confident, have more direction and a defined sense of self. While your health is likely not a primary concern, it's important to take steps now to stop subtle changes before they become major health issues. Your 40s is the decade that your habits sta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heartburn symptoms? Medication to cure condition could cause SEVERE sickness
HEARTBURN, also known as acid reflux or indigestion can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat, chronic cough and pain in the chest. However, experts have warned patients taking tablets to ease symptoms could be at greater risk of severe sickness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indigestion pills taken by millions of Britons could triple stomach bug risk by reducing acid that help fight off the bacteria
A study found those who take proton pump inhibitors, or PPIs, are nearly four times as likely to be struck down by campylobacter – the most common food poisoning bug. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Weight Loss Surgery Linked To Lasting Digestive Issues
(Reuters Health) - A common weight loss surgery is associated with long-term gastrointestinal problems and food intolerance, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined data on 249 extremely obese patients who had what’s known as laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to a small pouch about the size of an egg. Two years after surgery, these patients had lost about 31 percent of their total body weight on average. But compared to the control group of 295 obese people who didn’t have operations, the gastric bypass patients were far more likely to experience indigestion and an inability...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastric bypass keeps weight off but leaves patients with 'indigestion and food intolerance'
Dutch researchers examined 249 extremely obese patients who had Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, which reduces the stomach to the size of an egg. They all lost weight - but gained indigestion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10 most popular stories from 2016 - as picked by you
10: Ibuprofen-like painkillers linked to an increased risk of heart failure  "Ibuprofen could raise the risk of heart failure by up to 83%," the Daily Mirror warned in September. But this was a misleading headline as the "83%" figure was related to an obscure type of painkiller called ketorolac and not ibuprofen, which should be a safe option for any festive headaches. Find out more... 9: Exercise is 'most effective' method of preventing lower back pain "Exercise is the best medicine to banish back pain and stop people taking sick days," the Daily Mirror reported at...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Special reports Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery linked to gastrointestinal complaints
Amy WallaceWASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A study found many people who had gastric bypass surgery complained about gastrointestinal problems two years later, including indigestion and food intolerance. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery linked to gastrointestinal complaints
Laparoscopic gastric bypass is an effective treatment for obesity, but a new study finds that patients who undergo the surgery often complain of gastrointestinal problems. The study included 249 obese patients who underwent the surgery and 295 obese controls, all of whom completed a questionnaire. Surgical patients completed the questionnaire two years after surgery. Surgical patients often experienced indigestion. Also, food intolerance, especially for food with a high fat or sugar content and for red meat, was a common side-effect of the surgery: food intolerance for specific products was reported by 70.7 per cent of pos...
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

3 Reasons to Serve Mindfulness With Your Next Meal
How often do you mindlessly shovel down your meal, focused on a blaring TV or a spreadsheet on your computer? For many of us, this scenario probably happens more times that we would like to admit. Our days are crammed full of to-dos and distractions, and it's hard to take a break to sit and simply "be" with our meal. However, your rapid, mindless eating could be causing more health issues than your post-meal indigestion. In this era of constant distraction and high-stress lifestyles, many studies have emerged demonstrating the negative effects that mindless eating has on our health. Other studies have highlight...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Galangal: Boost Your Brain Power and Memory
Of the top 10 causes of death in America, Alzheimer's disease is the only one that can't be prevented, cured or slowed. At least that's what mainstream doctors in the West will tell you… But try telling that to the people of Bali. The galangal root is similar to ginger, but it has a bit more bite. Some people describe it as "piney" or "woodsy." You see, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is extremely rare in Bali. And the majority of people living on Bali who DO have Alzheimer's are expats from the West. Part of the reason why the Balinese don't get AD may lie in one incre...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Brain Health Source Type: news

Galangal: Boost Your Brain Power and Memory
Of the top 10 causes of death in America, Alzheimer's disease is the only one that can't be prevented, cured or slowed. At least that's what mainstream doctors in the West will tell you… But try telling that to the people of Bali. The galangal root is similar to ginger, but it has a bit more bite. Some people describe it as "piney" or "woodsy." You see, Alzheimer's disease (AD) is extremely rare in Bali. And the majority of people living on Bali who DO have Alzheimer's are expats from the West. Part of the reason why the Balinese don't get AD may lie in one incre...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 30, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Source Type: news

Thanksgiving. Fragile. Handle with Care.
I am not a doctor, a scientist or a therapist but I often hear about loss in my work as founder of Less Cancer. I too have had significant loss like so many people. I remember telling my daughter that I was never one of those individuals who knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. To which my daughter replied, "Thank God because clearly there was a bigger plan for you." I did not know exactly what she meant. She continued, "Dad, how could you ever be mystified as to what your calling was? Who could lose as many people as you have to cancer and think you should be anything but the founder of Less Cancer?&...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serving teens with special diets: A tricky Thanksgiving recipe
(University of Michigan Health System) One in six parents say their teen has tried a gluten free, vegan, paleo or vegetarian diet. For some families, the restrictions can cause indigestion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Add Probiotics To Your Diet
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors failing to spot thousands of heart attacks in women with fatal results
According to an analysis of 600,000 British patients, women are 50 per cent more likely than men to have a heart attack misdiagnosed. But often doctors dismiss their symptoms as indigestion. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Steroid treatments for arthritis 'may be possible with fewer side effects'
This study was mostly focused on application in the treatment of Addison's disease and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, but the researchers stated that with further development, it could lead to improved therapies for other conditions that respond to steroid treatment, includingrheumatoid arthritis and asthma. Dr Mark Nixon of the British Heart Foundation Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh said:"The discovery of this selective corticosterone pump in fat cells could lead to a completely new approach in our search for safer steroid medications." The Arthritis Research UK view Dr Nat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - August 22, 2016 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupin gets CDSCO nod for indigestion treatment tablets
Acotiamide is approved by Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) Japan and is actively marketed in Japan, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Suffer with acid reflux and indigestion? Ease the condition with THIS simple cure
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking a spoon of THIS supermarket staple could ease acid reflux and indigestion
THOUSANDS of people suffer from acid reflux, a health condition which can cause an unpleasant taste in the mouth, a sore throat and a chronic cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SPA DOCTOR treats...Dyspepsia: The Oxford hotel that can boost your confidence with colon therapy
The Macdonald Randolph hotel in Oxford offers a cellulite and colon therapy treatment that can help tackle indigestion and boost a person's body confidence through massages. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Stomach Ulcers: What are the Signs and Symptoms?
This article looks at the indigestion and pain caused by stomach ulcers, along with their causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

Natural Remedy for Erectile Dysfunction
Last winter, I was trekking the countryside of Uganda. I was there to study their local healing traditions, and to learn more about the natural cures they use for disease. What I wasn’t expecting to find was a powerful aphrodisiac. It’s an extract from the roots of the eriosema kraussianum plant called bangalala. I learned about it from Dr. Josiah Kizito. He’s an expert in natural healing and the use of African healing plants. He’s based in South Africa. My good friend in Uganda, Prince Dr. David Mawanda, introduced us. I’m so glad he did. What is bangalala used for? Dr. Kizito told me that b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 27, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Men's Health Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways
New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. In the study, higher levels of anxiety and depression were significant predictors of developing IBS or indigestion within 1 year. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Gastrointestinal disorders involve both brain-to-gut and gut-to-brain pathways
( Wiley ) New research indicates that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or indigestion, there is a distinct brain-to-gut pathway, where psychological symptoms begin first, and separately a distinct gut-to-brain pathway, where gut symptoms start first. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Could your indigestion actually be BOWEL cancer?
COULD your symptoms actually be the sign of something more serious? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The women told they're 'just stressed' when it's really something FAR more serious
For nearly three years, Bristol student nurse Anna Flood consulted a GP about her fatigue and indigestion, but was told it was all stress-induced. Later, doctors found she had a tumor in her bowels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tummy talk: Treating stomach aches and pains
It’s the same morning ritual. You rush around to get your child dressed, make her breakfast and try to get her off to school on time. But one morning, your daughter refuses to eat her breakfast and complains that her tummy hurts. Is it something she ate? Constipation? Stomach aches are very common. Almost 25 percent of school age kids complain of intermittent (on and off) stomach pain that lasts more than two months. Rest assured, while stomach pain can happen for any number of reasons, the discomfort is usually short term, and children continue to maintain their overall good health. “O...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Ask the Expert Caregivers Health & Wellness gastronenterology Lori Zimmerman Source Type: news