GERD: Why Diet Will Always Matter

Acid reflux disease is a chronic health problem that impacts about 60 percent of the US adult population. Another chronic health problem that is currently an issue with about the same number of US adults: obesity. The foods you choose to eat, and how much food you eat, have a direct influence on your acid reflux symptoms. Learning to control your diet is one of the first steps in overcoming heartburn. [Read more]

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]

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]

Portion Perfect

If you suffer from frequent heartburn and acid reflux in Macon, then chances are you already know the perils of a large meal. Eating too much stresses the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and puts too much pressure on your stomach as it fills with food. On top of that, eating too much causes weight gain and this adds even more pressure to the LES as fat builds up around the stomach. [Read more]

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]

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]