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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6 Ways to Stop Holiday Indigestion

Bountiful meals are an important part of holiday celebrations, but many people overindulge, leading to indigestion. Here’s how you can avoid that in the first place.

By HealthAfter50

10 Tips for Exercising With Acid Reflux

According to the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, excess weight is a risk factor for the development of acid reflux disease, as abdominal fat often puts undo pressure on the stomach, possibly causing reflux symptoms. Maintaining a pro...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

All About Air

Acid reflux can be more than a food and digestive issue. There also are symptoms of acid reflux that are related to air. Air in the esophagus Sometimes if you have acid reflux, you feel as if you have an air bubble in your esophagus. You might be fee...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

How to Treat Chronic Hoarseness

A raspy, rough voice may be a symptom of a score of disorders. Here are some possibilities and how to treat them.

By HealthAfter50

How to Negotiate Halloween with Reflux

Check out these tips we use to negotiate the holiday without bringing on the burn.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Acid Reflux: Implications for Older Children

When you have an infant with acid reflux, it can be really rough. While most kids outgrow reflux by the time they’re a year old, some go on to deal with it well into childhood. Older children with acid reflux have different challenges and needs than ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Six Great Reasons to Meet the Teacher

If you are a parent of a child with frequent or severe reflux, it may be a good idea to request a meeting with your child’s teacher sometime in the first few weeks of school. Discussing the following items will help make it a great year.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Acid Reflux: Esophageal Damage may be Caused by Immune Response

Acid reflux disease (GERD) is now the most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, and its prevalence is on the rise. Most people with this condition are treated with acid reducers or PPI medications. However, for up to 40 percent ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Don't Forget Teeth When School Starts

New fall schedules can mean less time for dental hygiene. However, if your child has acid reflux, it is important to continue to make dental care a priority. While results from a 2011 study found that children with acid reflux are at no greater risk ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Get the Facts on Upper Endoscopy

There are several reasons that your physician might decide that you need an upper endoscopy, here’s some facts to know.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley