Heartburn/GERD - Original Articles

Spice up Your Heartburn Treatment

Suffering from heartburn? Here are four natural remedies that could help you.

Got GERD? A Magnetic Implant May Help

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a promising new treatment may help provide relief from your symptoms.

Got IBS? Lower Your FODMAPs For Relief

GI specialists say 70 percent of people with IBS can reduce their symptoms by following a low-FODMAP diet. What are FODMAPs, and what role do they play in digestion?

Alleviating GERD With Surgery: When to Talk to Your Doctor

The type of treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease depends on your symptoms and its effect on your digestive system. But how do you know if surgery should be considered?

Surgery or Drugs to Address GERD?

Although both treatment options may effectively treat GERD, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each.

GERD Without Heartburn? It's Possible

You can still get diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or laryngopharyngeal reflux disease (LPRD) without having heartburn. Learn the other risk factors.

Is Heartburn the Same As GERD?

Heartburn is a symptom of GERD. And there’s more to know about how these conditions are distinct.

Best Ways to Treat Nighttime Acid Reflux

Good night? Not when you have acid reflux. Here's how to take the burn out of sleep time.

8 Tips for a Heartburn-Free Thanksgiving

On a day when Americans consume nearly three times the recommended amount of daily calories, staying heartburn-free can be tricky, but it's far from impossible.

Stress and Heartburn: 5 Ways to Find Relief

Stress leads to the behaviors that bring on heartburn, but our tips can quell the flames and help you cope.

GERD Without Heartburn, It Happens

It's not just heartburn. Here are the real telltale signs of this digestive disorder.

The Dangers of Untreated, Long-Term Heartburn

Heartburn is just heartburn, right? Maybe. Long-term esophagus irritation increases your risk of some serious conditions and diseases.

Exercise to Reduce Heartburn

Here are the dos and don'ts to follow when it comes to working out for and with heartburn.

6 Natural Remedies to Relieve Nausea

Soothe your stomach with these simple solutions.

The Truth Behind Your Indigestion

Indigestion is indigestion, right? Wrong. By knowing the origins of your upset stomach you'll have a better shot at treating it successfully.

8 Digestive Health Myths

We separate fact from fiction for these common digestive misconceptions.

When Your Heartburn Outlasts Your Medication

Many different types of medications can be used to treat heartburn. But what works for one person may not work for another.

Health by the Numbers: Heartburn

Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but if it occurs on a frequent basis, it could indicate a more serious health condition. Here's a look at heartburn by the numbers.

Heartburn and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Occasional heartburn is no cause for concern. But chronic bouts can be linked to serious health problems, including cancer.

Feels Like Heartburn, But Isn't

Heartburn symptoms are common and often not dangerous, but similar symptoms could signal other, more serious health conditions.

Muscle Tone in the Esophagus May Play a Role in GERD

Doctors have discovered that the strength of your esophagus may play a major role in why you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.

The Best Comfort Foods for Digestive Health

Take comfort in knowing that these food favorites are actually healthy for you, just as long as you eat them the right way.

Help for Heartburn Sufferers Who Love Coffee

If your love for coffee has diminished thanks to heartburn, there's good news: it's because you're drinking the wrong kind of brew.

The Facts About Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

EoE can be commonly confused with acid reflux disease, but it's a condition that's believed to be caused by an allergic reaction to common food proteins.

Digestive Problems Could Stifle Your Weight Loss Goals

If you feel that you've been exercising and no results ensue, it may be time to consider whether digestive problems could be getting in the way.

Many Seniors Leave Hospital Without Their Regular Meds

An alarming number of older patients fail to continue taking their regular medications after they return home, particularly if they spent time in intensive care.

How to Avoid Nighttime Heartburn

Get that overdue good night's rest you need by committing to these essential to-dos. Learn how you should sleep and what foods you should avoid to prevent the burn from ruining your night.

How Proton Pump Inhibitors Work

If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, or gastric ulcers, your doctor may prescribe a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to ease your symptoms.

What You Need to Know About Barrett's Esophagus

Although the condition itself doesn't cause symptoms, the acid reflux that causes Barrett's esophagus frequently leads to heartburn and is commonly found in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Naturally Relieve These 3 Digestive Problems

If you find yourself ridden with stomach pain, you may be tempted to search for medications for relief. And although they may work, all you may need to feel better are the following tips.
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