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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.

By Sheila M. Eldred
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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.

By Sara Suchy
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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.
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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.
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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 Wilson
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Treating Silent Reflux with Plant-Based Diets

If you have silent reflux, switching to a plant-based diet might actually help as much as drugs, according to this study.

By Sophie Ramsey
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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 Wilson
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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
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How to Find Relief for Indigestion

Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.

By HealthAfter50
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Are You Taking GERD Medications Correctly?

Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.

By HealthAfter50