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3 Caffeine-Free Teas for Acid Reflux

If you have acid reflux, you may want to avoid caffeine. But there are some caffeine-free tea choices that may actually help your symptoms.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Acid Reflux in Pregnancy: Causes and Treatments

There are many ways to handle GERD when pregnant, from dietary changes to over-the-counter meds.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Can Self-Dosing OTC Reflux Meds Harm Your Child?

While easier access to reflux medications can be helpful, it can also lead to problems if you’re not careful.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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

Unconventional Acid Reflux Medications

What happens when medications fail, aren’t tolerated, interact with your other medications, or can’t be taken because of issues in your medical history?

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Acid Reflux Surgery: Open vs. Laparoscopic

Acid reflux surgeries consist of the traditional, open procedure or laparoscopic. Learn more about the benefits and risks of both types.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Proton Pump Inhibitors: How Safe Are They?

Increasing evidence suggests over time, proton pump inhibitors, used to treat symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease, may not be as benign as people think.

By Monica Smith

Hope for Dyspepsia With Weight Loss

If you’ve lost weight because of functional dyspepsia, or upset stomach, you might be able to gain it back by taking a certain antidepressant.

By Monica Smith

Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.

By Monica Smith

Taking Antacids May Be Risky

Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.

By HealthAfter50