Fundoplication and Gastropexy Surgeries for GERD

Posted: Aug 16 in Reflux Blog by

When lifestyle changes (changing eating habits, losing weight, eliminating alcohol and caffeine, stopping smoking etc.) and medication fail to reduce unrelenting, prolonged heartburn related to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), your doctor may advise surgery. Further, if you are experiencing asthma, hoarseness, and a persistent cough that doesn’t go away with medication, surgery may be the [...]

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Tips for Preventing Exercise-Induced Heartburn

Posted: Aug 12 in Reflux Blog by

Many people exercise to feel the burn. Muscle burn that is, not heartburn. Unfortunately, some people who exercise vigorously, experience the uncomfortable burning in the esophagus and throat, referred to as exercise-induced Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). If this is you, taking a few precautions before exercising will have you feeling the “right” kind of burn. [...]

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Diagnosing GERD

Posted: Aug 04 in Reflux Blog by

In many cases, your Atlanta physician can diagnose Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) by listening to your symptoms, which may include heartburn, coughing, sore throat, lump in the throat sensation, and chest pain. Sometimes, though, your doctor may require other tests to make a definitive diagnosis or to determine if you have any serious complications, like [...]

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Does Milk Provide Acid Reflux Relief?

Posted: Jul 25 in Reflux Blog by

Most every Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) or acid reflux sufferer will tell you that finding relief from heartburn discomfort is on the top of their list. Many patients here in Atlanta turn to milk to relieve the burn, but this remedy does not always work for everyone. Milk is an acidic and alkaline substance that [...]

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Minimizing Complications of Long-Term GERD

Posted: Jul 20 in Reflux Blog by

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can cause its sufferer to experience heartburn, dry cough, lump in the throat sensation, and even a sour taste in the mouth. But in addition to these annoying symptoms, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) can cause damage to the lining of the esophagus, which may lead to serious complications, like Barrett’s Esophagus, [...]

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Water and Acid Reflux

Posted: Jul 15 in Reflux Blog by

If you suffer from heartburn, you know all too well how a meal can turn into an indigestion nightmare. Heartburn, also known as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), occurs when stomach acid refluxes into the lower esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) normally keeps stomach acid in the stomach, where it belongs. With GERD, however, the [...]

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Tests for Diagnosing Acid Reflux in Teens

Posted: Jul 05 in Reflux Blog by

While most people think of acid reflux and heartburn as adult maladies, kids can suffer from them, too. If your teenager has been experiencing symptoms of acid reflux, his or her doctor will want to find the cause and prescribe a course of treatment. Usually, if your teen’s heartburn symptoms improve when given proton pump [...]

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Treat GERD with Positional Therapy

Posted: Jun 24 in Reflux Blog by

The symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), like heartburn, can not only make you feel miserable, but can impact the quality of your life. For some people, nighttime GERD is the worst, causing sleepless nights and feeling tired the next day. If this is you, consider fighting back with these four ways to use positional [...]

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GERD Attacks: Foods to Eat and Foods to Avoid

Posted: Jun 20 in Reflux Blog by

The chronic digestive disease Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid, and occasionally bile, flows back up into the esophagus. The severity of GERD symptoms varies from person-to-person; while one person may experience Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) symptoms with every meal, another person may only have a GERD attack after eating or drinking certain [...]

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Recovering After Acid Reflux Surgery

Posted: Jun 13 in Reflux Blog by

Surgical treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is highly effective. Around 80% of those who have surgery get relief for symptoms such as heartburn, regurgitation and bloating. While the procedure is a relatively easy one, you will still need a bit of time to recover. After your surgery you should expect certain changes to your daily routine and diet, such as:

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