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Digestive Health

GERD

Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux, including reflux-friendly recipes, tips for dining out, treatments, and more.

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Lifestyle

How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

Acid reflux doesn’t have to get in the way of summer fun. Follow these tips at your next barbecue to plan ahead and eat smart.

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Symptoms

Is it Acid Reflux…or Stomach Cancer?

Their symptoms seem to mimic each other, but don’t get it twisted—there are some clear cut differences between GERD and stomach cancer.

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Risk Factors

Esophageal Cancer: What It Is, How to Treat It

This cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., but four times more common in men than in women. Learn the risk factors.

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Nutrition

Why Breakfast is Important for People With Acid Reflux

Eating breakfast is key for those dealing with acid reflux. So, if you are one of the many "breakfast skippers," keep reading. Because making this small change can significantly impact your acid reflux — and overall health.

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Medication

Is Your Heartburn Med Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study published in Scientific Reports suggests proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to treat heartburn or acid reflux may increase kidney disease risk.

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Low-Acid Fruits for Acid Reflux

A diagnosis of acid reflux no longer means saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits. These super foods are an important part of a healthy diet. Fruits are usually low in fat and rich in the sort of fiber that can protect against acid reflux.

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Tricks to Prevent Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when the muscle connecting the esophagus to the stomach doesn't close properly, causing food and acid to back up, triggering symptoms. Here are some tips for avoiding acid reflux from happening in the first place.

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Lifestyle

5 GERD-Friendly Summer Recipes

These tasty recipes, from appetizer to dessert, will make your mouth water — without that reflux burn.

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Alternative Treatment

Natural Remedies for Heartburn

There are a number of natural remedies for heartburn, from avoiding lying down after eating to using baking soda, tumeric, and ginger.

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Diagnosis

GERD, Acid Reflux, and Heartburn: Know the Differences

Heartburn, GERD, indigestion, and reflux are all different words to describe similar issues. But there are subtle and important differences.

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Symptoms

Does Your Teen Have Acid Reflux or an Eating Disorder?

Could potential signs of an eating disorder simply just indicate acid reflux in your child? Learn why these two conditions may get confused.

Meet the Experts

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.