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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Low-Acid Fruits for Acid Reflux

A diagnosis of acid reflux no longer means saying goodbye to all of your favorite fruits. These super foods are an important part of a healthy diet. Fruits are usually low in fat and rich in the sort of fiber that can protect against acid reflux.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Are You Taking GERD Medications Correctly?

Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.

By HealthAfter50

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) ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

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 ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

Could Reflux Be Waking You Up?

If you find yourself struggling to get a good night’s sleep, it may be because of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). According to a recent study, GERD is strongly associated with sleep disturbances. In fact, more than half of those in the study ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Acid Reflux Surgery Vs. PPI Therapy: A Five-Year Study

Acid reflux is the result of stomach acid coming back up from the stomach and into the esophagus, often causing a burning sensation. Lifestyle changes are most often the first line of treatment. However, if lifestyle modifications are not effective, ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Reflux: 5 Ways to Banish the Burn

Here are five ways to reduce your reflux without medication.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

3 Ways to Treat GERD

Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease is important because it can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers and esophageal cancer.

By HealthAfter50

5 Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Reflux

Medications to treat reflux can may have side effects for some and be expensive over time. For these reasons, lifestyle modifications are the first-line therapy usually recommended for individuals with acid reflux symptoms. The five interventions in ...

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Infant Acid Reflux: How to Tell When Your Baby Is in Pain

Having a baby with acid reflux can be rough. Infants can’t tell you exactly what is wrong, so parents are often left wondering whether their infant is fussy or in real pain – which is why physicians developed the FLACC Scale (Face, Leg, Activity,Cry ...

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley