Could Your Sore Throat Be Caused by 'Silent Reflux'?

Despite its name, silent reflux, also known as Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR), is anything but quiet. The condition, which causes throat irritation and pain, is referred to as silent reflux because it often lacks the hallmark symptom of GERD and typical acid reflux – heartburn. Despite the absence of heartburn, many people with LPR report a… Continue reading Could Your Sore Throat Be Caused by 'Silent Reflux'?

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Surgical Treatments for GERD

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you’re far from alone. It’s estimated that 20 percent of the population of the United States suffers from some degree of GERD/reflux disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). GERD has a broad spectrum of symptoms, including classic heartburn — a… Continue reading Surgical Treatments for GERD

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Top 15 Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Just because heartburn is common doesn’t mean you have to suffer with it. Left untreated, frequent acid reflux can develop into more serious health problems. Here are the top 15 heartburn remedies… Despite humorous commercials touting heartburn remedies with funny words like “plop-plop” and “fizz-fizz,” heartburn is no joke. More than 60 million Americans suffer… Continue reading Top 15 Remedies for Heartburn Relief

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The Link Between Bad Breath and GERD

You brush, floss, and pop breath mints like crazy, but nothing can kill your stubborn bad breath. Sound familiar? If you're frustrated by this stinky and embarrassing problem, maybe it's time to look beyond your mouth for some answers. Sometimes bad breath causes can be medical problems, like acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly… Continue reading The Link Between Bad Breath and GERD

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Take a Deep Breath for GERD Relief

What if relief from reflux was as simple as taking a few deep breaths? According to recent research, if you have mild gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), your breathing could play a role in your overall treatment plan. A small study published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology showed that participants who learned breathing techniques to… Continue reading Take a Deep Breath for GERD Relief

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What’s the Difference Between Acid Reflux and GERD? | Everyday Health

Got a burning feeling in your upper chest? If you’re thinking heartburn, you’re probably right. “Heartburn is the manifestation — the symptom — of acid reflux, or stomach contents coming back up in your esophagus,” says Matilda Hagan, MD, a gastroenterologist and co-medical director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel and Colorectal Diseases at Mercy… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Acid Reflux and GERD? | Everyday Health

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Does Anxiety Cause Acid Reflux?

Everybody gets heartburn from time to time. But if it becomes chronic — defined as two or more times per week — you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is quite common, with the American College of Gastroenterology estimating that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population is affected by the disease. Research shows… Continue reading Does Anxiety Cause Acid Reflux?

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10 Ways to Prevent GERD

Unlike many conditions, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is almost completely preventable. There are a number of steps you can take to prevent the reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which over time can damage the esophageal lining and can lead to a host of illnesses, including throat cancer.… Continue reading 10 Ways to Prevent GERD

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