Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.'s Posts

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Blueberry-Banana Yogurt Bars.

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for... Read moreChevron

Are Acid Reflux Disease and Obesity Linked?

GERD and Obesity in the U.S. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a major concern in the U.S. The prevalence of GERD in Western countries is approaching 20 percent and is increasing about 5 percent a year (Ayazi, 2009). The rate of obesity has also risen dramatically. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S.... Read moreChevron

Chronic Cough and Acid Reflux Disease

Chronic cough, defined as a cough that lasts for more than eight weeks, affects about one in five people. Some studies that suggest there is a relationship between acid reflux and chronic cough. When patients who had a chronic cough were studied, it was clear that sometimes, acid reflux episodes increased their coughing (Kahrilas et al., 2013).... Read moreChevron

Reflux Friendly Cooking: Bite into Summer with a Hot Dog

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a weekly feature that will be full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family! Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for easy digestion. I’ll also give you suggestions on how to modify the same recipe for... Read moreChevron

Separating Acid Reflux from Functional Dyspepsia

What is functional dyspepsia? Functional dyspepsia (FD) is one of the most common disorders of the upper gastrointestinal tract. It can present significant diagnostic and treatment challenges for both patients and doctors. Dyspepsia, also known as indigestion, is a medical condition characterized by chronic or recurrent pain in the upper abdomen... Read moreChevron