Aspirin is regarded as one of the best resources available in preventing heart attacks. Daily use of aspiring is only recommended for those who are deemed at risk for chronic heart disease, but when used correctly the blood thinner has helped save the life of countless individuals. [Read more]
Barrett’s esophagus increases your risks for developing esophageal cancer. If you’ve been diagnosed with GERD, understanding your options when it comes to preventing Barrett’s esophagus is critical. [Read more]
According to a new study, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may put us at a higher risk of heart disease and heart attack. [Read more]
Of the problems associated with prolonged use of acid reflux medications, one of the most profound is the development of nutritional deficiencies and the accompanying ailments and health concerns that follow. PPIs, H2 antagonists and antacids can affect your health negatively in a variety of ways. [Read more]
The only way to completely overcome GERD is surgery to repair the damaged lower esophageal sphincter, or the valve that separates the stomach from the esophagus. [Read more]
When it comes to treating chronic heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) there are only a few options that stand apart from the rest. [Read more]
Most newborns suffer from a mild amount of acid reflux, the reverse flow of stomach acid and digestive juices. This condition results from babies’ lower esophageal sphincters being weak. Most babies will outgrow the condition. However, acid reflux can irritate a baby’s esophagus. This causes discomfort and vomiting that can interfere with feeding and weight gain. [Read more]
Some sufferers unknowingly aggravate their problems by taking medications that stimulate stomach acid production or relax the esophageal sphincter. [Read more]
Drugs like Nexium, Prevacid, Aciflex and other proton pump inhibitors can help relieve heartburn, but at a risk.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that long-term use of popular antacids in the proton pump inhibitor (PPI) category may increase the risk of bone fractures.