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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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Could Reflux Be Waking You Up?

If you find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it may be because of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). According to a recent study, GERD is strongly associated with sleep disturbances. In fact, more than half of those in the study ...

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Acid Reflux Surgery Vs. PPI Therapy: A Five-Year Study

Acid reflux is the result of stomach acid coming back up from the stomach and into the esophagus, often causing a burning sensation. Lifestyle changes are most often the first line of treatment. However, if lifestyle modifications are not effective, ...

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Reflux: 5 Ways to Banish the Burn

Here are five ways to reduce your reflux without medication.

Stomach Pain
Treatment

3 Ways to Treat GERD

Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease is important because it can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers and esophageal cancer.

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5 Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Reflux

Medications to treat reflux can may have side effects for some and be expensive over time. For these reasons, lifestyle modifications are the first-line therapy usually recommended for individuals with acid reflux symptoms. The five interventions in ...

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Infant Acid Reflux: How to Tell When Your Baby Is in Pain

Having a baby with acid reflux can be rough. Infants can’t tell you exactly what is wrong, so parents are often left wondering whether their infant is fussy or in real pain – which is why physicians developed the FLACC Scale (Face, Leg, Activity,Cry ...

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New Information on PPIs and Chronic Kidney Disease

More than 13 million Americans use PPI medications, which can stack up to as much as more than $10 million per year. With such a frequently used medication, easily accessed over the counter, is it realistic to think that each person is using it corre...

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To Fight Acid Reflux, Lose the Fat

For many chronic diseases, obesity often turns out to be a leading culprit. The condition has long been linked to the development of many diseases such as cancer, heart disease and various gastrointestinal ailments, to name a few. Unfortunately, the ...

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Read Up: Our Favorite Books on Child Acid Reflux

Take some tried and true tips from the pros when parenting a child with acid reflux.

Heartburn
Treatment

Heartburn and Other GERD Symptoms

GERD produces heartburn, indigestion, and regurgitation of undigested food from the stomach into the esophagus and mouth.