The esophagus is the tubelike structure that connects the mouth to the stomach. When you swallow, food and beverages are moved down the esophagus by wavelike involuntary muscle contractions to the stomach's entrance. At that point, the muscle of the LES relaxes...
Over the past few years, many adult acid reflux medications have gone over the counter (OTC). For many patients this is an easy way to... Read more »
Primatene Mist, a stalwart of over the counter asthma inhalers, is heading toward oblivion in a few short weeks. A few years ago, Congress... Read more »
School may be out for summer, but so are the outdoor allergy triggers. The good news is many allergy medications are now available without... Read more »
Readers of this site have asked several important questions about the use of quick-relief (‘rescue') medications -- both OTC and... Read more »
Current GERD treatment includes one or a combination of the following therapies: Lifestyle modifications Antacid therapy H2 Receptor antagonists... Read more »
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved NEXIUM® delayed release capsules in children ages 12 to 17 for the short-term treatment of... Read more »