Reflux Disease

That’s not an Allergy, its Acid Reflux

Did you know that an estimated 30% of Americans believe they have a food allergy, when in fact only 4% of the U.S population are legitimately allergic or intolerant to certain foods. [Read more]

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10 Diet Tips to Avoid Heartburn

Here are 10 simple tips that you can follow to avoid heartburn. [Read more]

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Acid Reflux FAQ

Acid Reflux is an uncomfortable and even painful burning sensation that creeps up your esophagus and into your throat. [Read more]

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Health Conditions that lead to GERD

Do you suffer from frequent bouts of heartburn? You may have a condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, better known as GERD. [Read more]

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Genes Linked to Esophageal Disease

Scientists have recently discovered three key genes that have been linked to esophageal diseases. The scientists found that the three genes, ASCC1 , CTHRC1 and MSR1, are much more likely to have mutations in people that have esophageal cancer or Barrett esophagus, which is a precursor to esophageal cancer. The scientists looked at 116 cases of patients suffering from some form of esophageal disease. Of those 116 cases, 11 percent were found to have a mutation in at least one of the three genes. [Read more]

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Hernias may cause GERD

A hiatal hernia is commonly caused by weak tissues and muscles surrounding the diaphragm, causing part of the stomach to slide into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm, called the hiatus. The majority of people that have a hiatal hernia do not experience any symptoms. However heartburn can often be an indication of a hiatal hernia, especially if the pain occurs after eating or at night in bed. [Read more]

Acid Reflux Possibly an Immune Issue

Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD may be the result of cells of the immune systems causing esophagus inflammation, according to a recent study. It’s long been understood that GERD is a direct result of digestive, acidic juices reaching the esophagus and burning it. However, this new study, conducted by University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas researchers suggests that there may be other causes, as well. [Read more]

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Acid Reflux Disease and GERD

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid flows up into the esophagus. It causes pain, irritation, destruction of the lining and leaves the throat susceptible to further damage. The symptoms of acid reflux are considered common digestion problems that many people experience from time to time. [Read more]

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Symptoms of Acid Reflux and GERD

Acid reflux is a condition that causes throat burning that rises upward from the chest, especially after bending over, lying down or eating. [Read more]

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Preventing Delayed Heartburn

Many of us cannot actually enjoy some of the foods we love due to the pain and burning in our chest following the indulgence. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, more commonly referred to as heartburn, can strike us quickly after a meal causing our day to be horrible or our nights to be sleepless.

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