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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

Proton Pump Inhibitors: How Safe Are They?

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.

Hope for Dyspepsia With Weight Loss

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.