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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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.

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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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.

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.

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Should Geriatric Patients Use PPIs for Acid Reflux?

American Geriatrics Society (AGS) lists medications that may be inappropriate for older adults and now includes Proton Pump Inhibitors or PPIs for acid reflux.

Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.