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

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and the Holidays

In an interview with Anthony Starpoli, M.D., a gastroenterologist in New York, we gained some insight on managing GERD in the holiday season.

By Constance Pietrzak, M.D.

Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea: CPAP May Improve Reflux Symptoms

As many as 18 million people in the United States have sleep apnea. The most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, meanwhile, is acid reflux, so it is not uncommon to see patients with both conditions. If you fall into this cate...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Acid Reflux: Do Women Suffer More?

Credit: Thinkstock Research indicates that women may experience more acid reflux symptoms than men. According to an April 2016 study, published in the Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility, upper gastrointestinal symptoms were more frequent i...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Acid Reflux: Elevating the Head of the Bed Can Help

Elevating the head of the bed is most helpful way to relieve overnight acid reflux.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Best Gluten Free Holiday Cupcakes

More than once this recipe has come to the rescue when gluten-free, corn-free, dairy-free and egg-free cupcakes are needed! Ingredients 5/8 cup milk-free margarine, softened 1 1/4 cup sugar 4 tablespoons water, 4 tablespoons oil, 3 tsp. baking powder...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Kidney Stone Risk Increases With Both PPIs and H2 Blockers

Proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) medications are commonly used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcers and other conditions. Because acid reflux is the most common upper gastrointestinal disease— and its prevalence is on the rise — the side effec...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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