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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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

Do Heartburn Meds During Pregnancy Cause Asthma in Children?

Mothers who take acid reflux medicine during pregnancy may increase their child’s risk of asthma. Use these tips to deal with heartburn safely.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Taking Antacids May Be Risky

Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.

By HealthAfter50

Could Your Acid Reflux Be Causing Throat Problems?

Credit: iStock Many think of acid reflux as a condition that causes discomfort only in the stomach and chest area. However, some with acid reflux can experience symptoms in the mouth and throat, such as the feeling of thick phlegm or mucous in the th...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Device Helps Determine Risk of Cancer In Barrett's Patients

Barrett’s esophagus affects 200,000 Americans each year and occurs when the tissue of the esophagus changes into tissue similar to the tissue in the intestines. Often caused by acid reflux disease, Barrett’s can progress into cancer in as much as fiv...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Find Relief for Indigestion

Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.

By HealthAfter50

3 Must-have Specialists for Children With Acid Reflux

If your child has been diagnosed with acid reflux, it may be necessary to build a health care team that includes more than just your child’s pediatrician. Here are three specialists who should be part of that team. Gastroenterologist A gastroenterolo...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.