Friday, April 18, 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 Reflux and Sleep Disruptions   Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common digestive…

04/14/14

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Could Your Bad Breath Be Caused by Acid… Almost everyone has bad breath, (a.k.a. halitosis) once in awhile. In…

03/14/14

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Acid Reflux and Oral Health: Night… As most of you know I myself have dealt with acid reflux disease in my…

07/17/12

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted Food Refusal in Children with Acid… In order to resolve any child's issue with food refusal the underline medical…

03/19/12

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