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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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Symptoms

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.

How to Negotiate Halloween with Reflux

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Treatment

Are You Taking GERD Medications Correctly?

Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.

Stretta Procedure for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux disease or GERD is now the most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries and its prevalence is on the rise. Americans already spend billions of dollars every year on prescriptions for GERD. Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) ...

Acid Reflux: Banish Back to School Burn

It’s that time of year again. By the time this post goes live, my girls will only have a couple of weeks until they are back in school again. So long, summer break. If you have a child with acid reflux, now is the perfect time to do a little planning ...