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

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How to Enjoy a Backyard Barbecue With GERD

by Tracy Davenport, Ph.D. Health Writer
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Common Heartburn Meds Increase Pneumonia Risk in Seniors

by Diane Domina Content Production Editor
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Is it Acid Reflux…or Stomach Cancer?

by Katherine Malmo Health Writer

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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.

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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 ...

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Guide to Tilting Your Child's Crib Mattress

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

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...