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

Manning the grill at a family BBQ.
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.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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Ketogenic diet diagram and foods.
Nutrition

Why the Keto Diet and Acid Reflux May Not Mix

If you’re living with acid reflux or GERD, the ketogenic diet may make your symptoms worse.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Water Brash and Other Pressing GERD Questions, Answered!

Read Dr. Eisner’s answers to the latest community questions What is water brash, what causes it and what treatments are available? Water brash is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) casued essentially by regurgitation of acid from the ...

By Todd Eisner
Baby lying in a crib.

Guide to Tilting Your Child's Crib Mattress

Tilting a baby’s or child’s crib mattress can ease their acid reflux symptoms.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.
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Marijuana for GERD and Other Pressing Q's, Answered!

Could marijuana smoking be the cause of GERD? The effect of marijuana on the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease is controversial. A study in 2002 showed that animals given a synthetic marijuana-like substance had an 80% reduction in transien...

By Todd Eisner
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Natural Hearburn Remedies and Other GERD Q's, Answered!

Dr. Todd Eisner answers some questions readers have posted in the last few weeks. Find new information on natural remedies for heartburn, common reactions to GERD drugs and what coughing up blood could really mean. 1. Hi, I’m 25 years old & have ...

By Todd Eisner
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Best Time to Take Aciphex and Other GERD Q's, Answered!

When is the best time to take my Aciphex? Typically, the best time to take Aciphex and other proton pump inhibitors for gastroesophageal reflux disease are best taken in the morning. By doing so, acid suppression for 24 hours is commonly achieved. Wh...

By Todd Eisner
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Nexium Safety and Other GERD Questions, Answered!

My 9 year-old has been diagnosed with GERD. Is it safe for him to be on Nexium? Yes. Earlier this year, the FDA approved Nexium for short-term use in children ages 1-11 years for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease. Both the liquid and d...

By Todd Eisner
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Surgery for Hiatal Hernia and Other GERD Q's, Answered!

_My doctor has recommended that I have my hiatal hernia repaired. I am waiting to see a surgeon. Is this a good idea, and what should I ask the surgeon? _ Although rarely necessary, at times, surgical repair of a hiatal hernia is the right choice in ...

By Todd Eisner
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Our Expert Answers Your Pressing GERD Questions

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 a...

By Todd Eisner
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Heartburn-Friendly Cooking: Best Way to Make a Burrito

Reflux Friendly Cooking is a new weekly feature that is full of quick and easy food ideas that are acid reflux friendly and can be easily modified to meet the needs of everyone in your family Each week I’ll provide a simple menu that is designed for ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

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 Wilson
B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

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