Digestive Health


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

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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.

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Cold Comfort: Treating Barrett's Esophagus with Cryotherapy

endoscopy image Credit: Thinkstock Barrett’s esophagus is a disease in which the tissue of the esophagus changes into tissue similar to the tissue in t...

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The Best Way to Talk to Your Doctor About Acid Reflux

Learn how to ask for what you really want, and get the results you need.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors and Heart Disease

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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Is your Acid Reflux Contributing to Difficult to Control Asthma?

Approximately 25 million people in the United States currently suffer from asthma, according to figures from the the Centers for Disease Control. Of that population, as many as 5 percent of cases are classified as, "difficult to control."Ev...

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Avoiding Acid Reflux on Vacation

Including your acid reflux in your summer vacation plans can help reduce flare ups.

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The Hidden Side Effects of Acid Reflux Meds

In the long term, taking PPIs can lead to some concerning side effects.

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3 Ways to Help Nighttime Reflux

Gravity and stillness can make reflux much more dangerous at night.

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PPIs Correlated with Dementia

Heartburn meds may up risk of dementia It seems like every week there are more and more studies coming out that link Proton Pump Inhibitors, among the most commonly used medications, to some godawful side effect. And while we’ve previously discussed ...

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Pregnancy-Related Reflux?

Reflux is very common during pregnancy, and can happen during any trimester.