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


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

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.

By Monica Smith

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.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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.

By Monica Smith

Innovative IBD Treatments: Nanoparticle Ginger

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), consisting of ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, affects an estimated 1.6 million Americans. Its painful symptoms are often hard to treat, and in some cases, the medications can come with just as many side effec...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley