Tuesday, September 01, 2015

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 asked many times by parents to define aspiration in reference to GERD and how to prevent it. Aspiration occurs in 10-20% of patients with GERD and is the inhalation of stomach contents into the respiratory symptoms. The lumen of the right main broncus of the lung is most likely to be where aspirated contents wind up because it is…

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Jennifer Rackley, Health Guide, posted In Vitro Fertilization May Increase… Acid reflux is a common complaint from women during pregnancy.  The…

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted GERD and Dental Erosion It can be hard to keep up with all the medical appointments that are needed before school…

07/24/15

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted Are Acid Reflux Disease and… Constipation is an acute or chronic condition in which bowel movements occur less…

06/22/15

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Tracy Davenport, Ph.D., Health Guide, posted GERD and Seasonal Allergies Seasonal Allergies and GERD   While many think of seasonal allergies happening in the…

10/06/14

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