CATEGORY Reflux

POSTED ON 09/10/2018
If you’ve just finished a large meal and begin to feel a fire-like sensation creeping up your throat, you might be able to identify the symptoms of heartburn. This condition occurs in over 60 million Americans at least once a month, and an estimated over 15 million experience it daily. In addit...
POSTED ON 11/22/2016
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 c...
POSTED ON 08/01/2016
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 m...
POSTED ON 06/16/2016
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. To...
POSTED ON 11/09/2015
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 actua...
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