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GERD

Learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and acid reflux, including reflux-friendly recipes, tips for dining out, treatments, and more.

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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

Managing GERD: Lifestyle Changes vs. OTC Medications

Many people reach for over-the-counter antacids and medications to ease physical discomfort after eating a big platter of, say, fried and greasy food.