Heartburn may feel like your heart is on fire, but what’s “burning” is actually your esophagus. Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the stomach acids enter the esophagus, causing pain and burning sens... Read more
Being overweight is associated with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and a host of other serious medical conditions. Recently though, medical researchers have added another potential consequence to the list: gastroesophageal reflux disor... Read more
You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
It's common knowledge that eating spicy foods or even being pregnant can result in heartburn for many people. But when heartburn or acid reflux becomes a chronic problem—the cause is often something more than the buffalo wings you had a... Read more
I remember clearly the first time I realized that my heartburn was probably a symptom of a more serious condition. I was sitting at my desk at work sipping on a cup of coffee, trying to wake up, when I felt a searing pain in my chest. It was as if th... Read more
I would like to be able to follow a meal menu that would take into account that I have recently been told that I'm lactose intolerant and suffer fromLPRD. Since the first of the year I was very sick for 2 months and put on 8-10 pounds. Largely due... Read more
I went off mine because I learned it could interact with another of my meds. For those few weeks, I could barely eat.
When a new Dr. prescribed a different PPI, suddenly I could eat or drink anything again without the gagging/choking, which i... Read more
How do I get rid of the Gerd note tracker on my nutrition page? I think it was added when I subscribed to an article. I don't have the problem (I was reading it because my spouse has GERD) and now I can't get rid of the note tracker.... Read more
How do I get rid of the GERD/Heartburn Tracker and other annoying "extras" that suddenly popped up on my nutrition page? I did not sign up for them and I cannot figure out how to make them go away!... Read more
Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs... Read more
Myth #1: You should avoid spices.Reality - "Seasonings won't necessarily cause acid reflux," says Douglas Adler, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. "The real culprits are usually acidic foods l... Read more
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