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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.

By Sara Suchy

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

5 Fashion Tips to Reduce Reflux Symptoms

Clothes that don’t fit well can make your acid reflux symptoms worse, but these tips can help.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Is Your Acid Reflux Worse in the Morning?

Are your symptoms at their worst first thing in the morning? You may have “riser’s reflux.”

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Silent Reflux May Respond Better to Plant Diet

If you have silent reflux, when acid and enzymes from your stomach come up into your throat, switching to a plant-based diet might help as much as drugs.

By Sophie Ramsey

Atypical Acid Reflux Signs

Most people are aware of the common heartburn acid reflux symptoms, but there are a host of symptoms that many people may not recognize and shouldn’t ignore.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

What Is Steakhouse Syndrome?

Food bolus impaction, or steakhouse syndrome, occurs when a person swallows a large piece of food that becomes stuck in the lower esophagus.

By HealthAfter50

What to Do About Flatulence, Burping, and Bloating

Flatulence, burping, and stomach bloating can be embarrassing. Here are some easy steps you can take to reduce the amount of gas you pass.

By HealthAfter50

How to Treat Chronic Hoarseness

A raspy, rough voice may be a symptom of a score of disorders. Here are some possibilities and how to treat them.

By HealthAfter50