Category Reflux

When Is Heartburn More Serious?


Heartburn is one of those things we seem to just deal with. A quick trip to the pharmacy will yield an abundance of over the counter fixes to that problem. But when are quick fixes not really fixes at all?   Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, is the medical term for heartburn which is...

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How Can I Relieve My Reflux Symptoms?


If you’ve experienced it, you know. The burning sensation in your stomach, chest or throat is acid reflux. Acid reflux is caused by acid rising from the stomach into the esophagus. Uncontrolled acid reflux is reflux two or more days a week or reflux that does not improve with over the counter...

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Is It Safe to Treat Your Own Heartburn?

Heartburn Man

If you experience heartburn two or more times a week and need medication, your heartburn is considered chronic acid reflux. In the 1980s a class of medications called proton pump inhibitors were approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic reflux by reducing the acid production in the stomach....

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Is It Just Heartburn or Something More Serious?

Heartburn Blocks

The holiday season and Thanksgiving in particular, provide many opportunities for over-eating. Have you ever felt that burning in your throat after a big meal? Is that just normal heartburn-- or is it more serious? Everyone gets heartburn occasionally, but more frequent episodes could actually be...

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April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancers are not often discussed in public forums. Googling the term provides few results. But, there is a slow sincrease in the incidence of the disease. It's time to talk Esophageal Cancers! The ASGE, American Society for Gastrointestinal...

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