GERD

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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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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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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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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Making Your Kitchen GERD-Friendly

Posted: Jan 14 in Reflux Blog by

When you have GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), you get used to living with heartburn. While there are treatments available for GERD, making changes in your kitchen can make a big difference. Learning which foods trigger your heartburn, and making small changes in how you prepare your meals, can make a big impact on how you feel.

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Avoid Heartburn on Vacation

Posted: Oct 26 in Reflux Blog by

Nothing puts the brakes on a great vacation like pain and discomfort. Unfortunately, the carefree nature and overindulgence related to vacationing can contribute to issues like heartburn. Learn how to control your heartburn while you’re having a good time.

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