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Diet Recommendations to relieve heartburn and GERD

Posted: Jun 07 in Reflux Blog by

If you suffer from heartburn and GERD, it is likely that you are also at an increased risk for more serious conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. The best way to start treating frequent heartburn and acid reflux is through diet. Follow these simple tips to start relieving pain today:

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Surgery and Pills Are Equally Effective Treatments for GERD

Posted: May 25 in Reflux Blog by

Millions of people suffer from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). GERD is caused by gastric fluids escaping up into the esophagus. Symptoms include heartburn, bloating, regurgitation and sometimes more serious complications such as esophageal lesions and esophageal cancer.

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4 Tips for Preventing Night Time Heartburn

Posted: May 17 in Reflux Blog by

Heartburn is often a symptom of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), and if you have it, you know how much of a pain it is — especially at night. Night time heartburn can make it difficult to get a full night’s rest, and once it has started, it’s often challenging to get rid of it. A much better strategy is preventing it from happening in the first place. These four night time heartburn prevention tips will have you dreaming of your sweet Atlanta in no time:

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When to Talk to Your Doctor About Heartburn or GERD

Posted: May 10 in Reflux Blog by

Heartburn is not uncommon. Nearly half of all American adults experience the lingering pain at some point during any given month. How do you tell when your symptoms are a significant enough concern to consult your doctor about heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

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Frequently Asked Questions about Heartburn

Posted: May 03 in Reflux Blog by

Many people will suffer from heartburn at some point in their lives. It’s estimated that 40% of all American adults have experienced heartburn within the last month alone. Learning the different causes and ways to manage heart burn may help answer some of your own heartburn related questions.

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Bad Breath and GERD

Posted: Mar 31 in Reflux Blog by

Bad breath, known by medical professionals as halitosis, may result from poor dental habits. But bad breath can be a sign of other health problems too, such as respiratory tract infections, post nasal drip, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). For instance, overeating can lead to heartburn symptoms associated with Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Fortunately, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to reduce bad breath.

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Indigestion and GERD

Posted: Mar 24 in Reflux Blog by

Indigestion, also known as dyspepsia in the medical community, refers to a fullness or discomfort feeling during or after a meal. It may also be accompanied by pain or burning (heartburn) in the upper portion of the stomach. Indigestion may be a clue to an underlying condition, such as Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), gallbladder disease or even ulcers.

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Causes of GERD

Posted: Mar 16 in Reflux Blog by

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) occurs when juices and acid of the stomach reflux (or back up) into the esophagus, often leading the individual to complain of heartburn symptoms. These stomach juices can irritate the esophagus causing its victim to experience warmth, burning and pain in the breastbone area. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of GERD.

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The Difference Between GERD and Heartburn

Posted: Mar 06 in Reflux Blog by

People may think heartburn is GERD and GERD is heartburn, but it’s important to know the difference. While infrequent heartburn after eating a large or spicy meal is common and usually nothing to worry about, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), on the other hand, can have serious repercussions.

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What to Expect from an Esophageal Manometry

Posted: Feb 28 in Reflux Blog by

If you suffer from acid reflux, heartburn, difficulty swallowing or chest pain, your Atlanta, GA physician may recommend an outpatient test called esophageal manometry. This test is used to diagnose problems with pressure and movement in the esophagus, which can lead to symptoms of heartburn. An esophageal manometry test measures the muscle coordination and strength of your esophagus during swallowing.

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