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Dealing with GERD: Symptom Solutions

GERD is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Gastroesophageal reflux disease happens when the door that separates the stomach from the esophagus becomes weakened or damaged. This door is called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES. It is designed to close as soon as food moves from your esophagus into your stomach, but if it moves too slow, or if it doesn’t shut all the way, then digestive juices like stomach acid will flow into the esophagus and cause the burning sensation you know as heartburn. [Read more]

Home Remedies for GERD

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is frequent and sometimes chronic heartburn that can be painful, disruptive and potentially serious if not properly treated. Without treatment, the acid being pushed up from your stomach will not only cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms, but could also lead to further health complications such as: [Read more]

Long Term Consequences of PPIs

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]

Stress Relief World Tour

Though the latest “Great Recession” may have officially ended, many Americans still face trying economic hard times and are more stressed than ever as a result. For many of us, pressures at work and home demand such large chunks of our time that we never get the chance to sit back, relax and let the burdens of our daily lives melt away. [Read more]

Count Your Steps Away From GERD

Have you ever noticed the amount of math involved in being healthy? You are counting the calories you are taking in, subtracting the calories burned off and trying to add hours to your day so you can go to the gym. Now the surgeon general wants you to count 10,000 steps every day, which adds up to how many steps you would take walking briskly for 30 minutes daily. [Read more]

Bike to Beat Reflux

If you suffer from acid reflux in Macon, your symptoms could stem from a variety of different sources. From diet and sleep habits to body weight and stress levels, GERD might not have one specific root, but instead be caused by a variety of complexly interwoven lifestyle factors. [Read more]

Tips for Relieving Reflux Symptoms During Pregnancy

Nearly 50 percent of pregnant women experience symptoms associated with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Pregnant women are more inclined to experience severe symptoms of acid reflux for two major reasons. [Read more]

The Gluten-Free Diet: Does it help with GERD symptoms?

A big new trend in the diet world is the “gluten-free” diet, which prohibits the eating of foods like wheat, barley and rye that contain the protein gluten. Though a necessity for the gluten-allergic sufferers of a disorder called celiac disease, the gluten-free diet has caught on as another weight loss diet fad, though its potential for losing weight is still highly contested. [Read more]

Keep Your Head Up

Though Nisssen Fundoplication may be the most surefire way to relieve chronic symptoms from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), there are many things you can do on your own to help keep those symptoms at bay. Dr. Bagnato can provide you with dietary guidelines that will help you avoid foods that exacerbate GERD symptoms, but using other tactics like positional therapy may also help you keep heartburn at bay. [Read more]

Breathing Tips for GERD

Those who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD are all too familiar with the uncomfortable symptoms of frequent heartburn and acid reflux. In addition to treatment options such as fundoplication in Albany, there are a number of lifestyle solutions that can often provide relief from the discomfort of GERD. [Read more]