Monday, September 01, 2014

Complications

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Persistent and severe acid reflux left untreated can cause several long-term complications in many patients.  Patients can experience erosive esphagitis (severe inflammation of the esophagus), severe narrowing of the esophagus and Barrett's esophagus.  Some patients even experience weakening of tooth enamel and issues with the throat and airway.

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I have been experiencing a lot of difficulty swallowing and underwent an endoscopy that was normal. What can this be? While it was correct to undergo an upper endoscopy to look for structural lesions to explain difficulty swallowing such as cancers and strictures, the workup should not stop there. You may have a motility disorder of the…

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Separating Acid Reflux from Functional… What is functional dyspepsia? Functional dyspepsia (FD) is one of the…

07/08/14

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Does Acid Reflux Cause Bad Breath? Halitosis is a generic term used to describe unpleasant odor coming from the mouth,…

06/05/14

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Silent Reflux Should Be Heard For most of us, once we eat, digestion begins without the contents of the stomach coming…

05/16/14

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Drs. Hagen & Van Dam, Health Guide, posted No Laughing Matter — What to Know… While April is celebrated as National Humor Month, it is also National…

04/21/14

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