Obesity and GERD

Acid Reflux More Common than Ever

Americans are dealing with more health problems now than they ever had in the past. This is based on statistical data that finds that chronic diseases are pretty much on the rise across the board. One of the biggest causes of this startling rise in health problems is obesity, which directly affects more than one-third of the US adult population, with another third being overweight and at risk. [Read more]

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OTC Woes: Acid Reflux Treatment Problems

Acid reflux is one of the most common health problems affecting Americans, with as many as one in three US adults experiencing symptoms of heartburn or regurgitation at least once a month. Life with acid reflux is really no secret for many of these people. In fact, there are a lot of celebrities who are open about their experiences with acid reflux disease, including television personalities like Rosie O’Donnell and professional athletes like John Elway. [Read more]

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Obesity’s Effect on Heartburn

Being overweight significantly increases your risk of developing frequent heartburn and acid reflux. The burning sensation that develops when digestive juices from the stomach irritate the lining of the esophagus is frequently an unwelcome reminder of the health consequences associated with excess weight. [Read more]

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The Heartburn & Weight Loss Connection

We talk about our heart health, our joint health and our mental health, but when you put everything together you get one highly functioning being. One health defect can act as a wrench in this otherwise perfect system: a single thing goes wrong and it affects other areas of our health as well. [Read more]

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Changes in Body Weight and GERD

According to a study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine, small changes in a person’s weight can impact the severity of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, as well as its related complications. Being overweight and obese has already been linked to GERD, but this study demonstrates a correlation between the presence of gastroesophageal reflux disease symptoms and a person’s body mass index, or BMI.
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Weight Loss and Acid Reflux

When you have chronic heartburn, sometimes known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you may be desperate to find a way to get rid of it. But maybe the thought of surgical options concerns you, so instead you avoid all foods that bring about an occurrence. [Read more]

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Obesity and Gastroesophageal Reflux

In recent years, the rates of obesity in most Western nations have been on the rise. At the same time, the cases of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition for which obesity has long been believed to be a contributing factor, have also increased significantly. A recent review of past studies has taken a closer look at the apparent link between obesity and gastroesophageal reflux. [Read more]

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