GERD Treatment

Understanding GERD and Esophageal Spasms

Posted: Jan 07 in Reflux Blog by

Those who deal with the effects of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) often find they experience esophageal spasms, which can be a frightening experience. The spasms produce intense pain in your chest that comes with no warning. These uncontrolled muscle contractions normally happen in the process of moving food to the stomach from your mouth and esophagus. It is believed that gastric acid surging in to one’s esophagus due to GERD is likely one of the triggers that generates esophageal spasms.

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Help Control Heartburn by Avoiding Dietary Triggers

Posted: Oct 19 in Reflux Blog by

Millions of Americans suffer from the painful symptoms of acid reflux, or heartburn. For patients who suffer regularly, the pain—especially at night—can cause inconvenient effects throughout the day. While many effective treatments exist, it’s important to avoid dietary triggers as the first line of defense.

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GERD Surgery: Fundoplication Surgery

Posted: Sep 21 in Reflux Blog by

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a disease that affects millions of people. GERD sufferers experience frequent acid reflux and heartburn as a result of stomach acids flowing back up into the esophagus. While many people are able to control their GERD symptoms with medication and lifestyle changes, these treatments are ineffective for others. When GERD medication is not working or not an option due to potential side effects, surgical treatments are available.

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GERD Radiofrequency Therapy

Posted: Mar 01 in Reflux Blog by

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition where acid from the stomach flows back up into the esophagus. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus and increase the risk for cancer of the esophagus.

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