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


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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Help Your Child With Acid Reflux Transition Into Summer

If your child lives with acid reflux, summertime may include opportunities to eat more often or eat different kinds of foods. The following will help you keep your child with acid reflux feeling good throughout the summer.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Acid Reflux and Allergies: Is There a Connection?

For some patients, allergies can contribute to and even worsen acid reflux symptoms.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Talking to Your Older Child About Acid Reflux

Better communication with your child is essential in getting them the right treatment to keep their acid reflux (AR) under control.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Seven Costs of Care for Child with Severe Acid Reflux

Families caring for a child with acid reflux can face extreme medical costs. Sharepost outlines some of those expenses.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Coughing and Voice Changes with Acid Reflux

Acid reflux can also affect the throat (pharynx) and voice box (larynx), leading to a diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPR).

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Signs Your Older Child Needs to See the GI

Here are some potential acid reflux symptoms that indicate your older child needs to see the gastroenterologist (GI).

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Acid-reducing Meds Linked To Two Serious GI Infections

An increase in two GI infections may be associated with the increase in the prescriptions of acid-reducing medications.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

What Is Steakhouse Syndrome?

Steakhouse syndrome happen when a person swallows a large piece of food that gets stuck in the lower esophagus. Here's what you should know and how to avoid it.

By HealthAfter50

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.

By Monica Smith