GERD Treatment

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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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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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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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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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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The Basics of an Upper Endoscopy

Posted: Jan 28 in Reflux Blog by

Often when you are experiencing symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a doctor will want to perform an upper endoscopy that allows the specialist to see the esophagus, stomach and duodenum in detail. The procedure entails passing a thin, long, flexible tube with a small camera on its tip through the area, so the specialist can view the detail on a television monitor.

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Exercise and GERD

Posted: Jan 20 in Reflux Blog by

People who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) tend to be very cautious about any activity that can exacerbate their symptoms. And for good reason—pain from heartburn can be annoying at best and debilitating at its worst.

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