Reflux Blog

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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