Five Things to Avoid When Living with GERD

Five Things to Avoid When Living with GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when there is damage to the esophageal tissue diminishing its ability to close properly. This allows the stomach contents to flow back, or reflux, into the esophagus, which can result in severe pain. Avoid Foods that Trigger Your Heartburn You may already

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Managing Your Life with Acid Reflux

Managing Your Life with Acid Reflux

While having acid reflux can diminish your quality of life, there are steps that can be taken; they won’t necessarily make your acid reflux go away, but may significantly alleviate the symptoms. If you wish to control your acid reflux symptoms, it usually requires a combination of

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Acid Reflux Diet

Acid Reflux Diet

What is Acid Reflux? Acid reflux is also known as gastroesophageal reflux, and involves the reverse flow of stomach acid into the esophagus. The esophagus is the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. When experiencing acid reflux, the individual might taste regurgitated food or a

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Acid Reflux can cause a Hernia!

Acid Reflux can cause a Hernia!

A hiatal hernia is a small bulge in the stomach through the hiatus. The hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm of the stomach that connects to the esophagus. The cause of the hiatal hernia is unknown, but it is argued that it is normally caused due

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Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Antacid Medication Causing Heart Attacks

Risk of Heart Attack May Rise by 1/5 with Antacid Medication Proton pump inhibitors are antacid medication commonly taken by adults for a range of health conditions. New research suggests that adults using the drug are 16-21% more likely to have a heart attack than people not

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Hernia Repair and Weight Loss Surgery

Hernia Repair and Weight Loss Surgery

Patients having weight loss surgery (WLS) either primary or revision are sometimes also diagnosed with having a hernia.  Whether a hernia can be repaired concurrently with WLS or not, depends on the type of the hernia and also type of weight loss surgery. The 2 most common

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