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Acid reflux, GERD, heartburn or acid indigestion is signaled by an unpleasant burning sensation in the food pipe or behind the breastbone. Understanding your triggers can help stop heartburn in its tracks and even prevent it. Treatments include heartburn

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Barium swallow: What to expect and side effects

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:00 PDT

Barium is a white liquid used to coat the organs of the digestive system during an X-ray. Learn about the procedure in this article.

Itchy throat: Causes and remedies

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 03:00:00 PDT

What are the causes of itchy throat, what symptoms may accompany itchy throat, can home remedies help, and how may an itchy throat be prevented?

Popular heartburn drugs linked to gradual yet 'silent' kidney damage

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Taking popular heartburn drugs for prolonged periods has been linked to serious kidney problems, including kidney failure.

Acid reflux and coughing: What's the connection?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How might acid reflux lead to coughing and how is this diagnosed? Learn about treatments, prevention methods, and other causes of chronic coughing.

Acid Reflux in Infants: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How is acid reflux in infants diagnosed and what are the possible risk factors to be aware of? Can any lifestyle changes help? Do babies outgrow reflux?

Laparoscopic anti-reflux operation for GERD linked to fewer postoperative complications

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD, who undergo laparoscopic anti-reflux operations compared with traditional "open" operations suffer fewer postoperative complications...

Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Children born to mothers who take heartburn medication during pregnancy may have a greater risk of developing asthma, research suggests.

Acid suppression medications linked to serious gastrointestinal infections

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In a population-based study from Scotland, use of commonly-prescribed acid suppression medications such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) was linked with an increased risk of intestinal infections...

Sore Throat and Acid Reflux: Causes and Treatment

Sun, 08 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Discover why acid reflux might lead to a sore throat. When should a doctor be consulted, are there complications, and can children have acid reflux?

Heartburn During Pregnancy: What to Do

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is heartburn and why do pregnant women get heartburn? Learn about treating heartburn, when to see a doctor, and what can be done to prevent it.

Baking Soda for Acid Reflux: Does it Work?

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Baking soda has long been used as a home remedy for acid reflux, but how effective is it? Learn how effective it is, as well as its risks and side effects.

What Things Are Best to Drink for People with Acid Reflux?

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid flows into the food pipe. Find out what drinks will make it worse and which ones can help.

Diet Tips for GERD: Foods to Eat and Avoid

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Acid reflux is an uncomfortable condition in which stomach acid comes back into the esophagus. Find out which foods can reduce or worsen symptoms.

Silent Reflux: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In silent reflux, stomach acid returns to the throat, causing irritation and frequent throat clearing. Learn its causes, symptoms, and treatment here.

Reflux and ulcer medications linked to kidney stones and chronic kidney disease

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys.

Common heartburn drugs may raise stroke risk

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Drugs commonly used to treat heartburn - proton pump inhibitors - may increase the risk of ischemic stroke by more than a fifth, a new study finds.

Sponge on a string test could replace endoscopies

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists have discovered that a 'sponge on a string' pill test can identify which people with a condition called Barrett's oesophagus have a low risk of developing...

Gastroparesis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDT

What is gastroparesis and who is most at risk from developing it? Learn about the causes, symptoms, and the different treatments available.

Heart Attack or Heartburn? Differences Between Types of Chest Pain

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Heart attacks and heartburn can both cause pain in the upper belly or chest. Learn about how their symptoms can differ and what to do when they occur.

10 Simple Remedies for Heartburn Relief

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Heartburn, also known as gastrointestinal reflux, can cause great discomfort. These 10 remedies could help people prevent and treat the symptoms.

Stomach ulcers: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PDT

This article explains what stomach ulcers are, why they develop, the symptoms they cause, and how they can be effectively treated.

What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn all about hiatal hernias, where part of the stomach pushes through the diaphragm. This page looks at hiatal hernia causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Researchers determine the best strategy for preventing ulcers when taking NSAIDS

Mon, 16 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) - including ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen and others - are commonly used pain medications that are generally safe but may increase the risk of...

Barrett's Esophagus: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Learn about the symptoms of Barrett's esophagus, a condition where the tissue that lines the esophagus is replaced with tissue similar to the lining of the intestine.

Popular heartburn drugs may cause serious kidney damage

Fri, 06 May 2016 10:00:00 PDT

Research indicates proton pump inhibitors should be used only sparingly.Extended use of drugs to treat heartburn, ulcers and acid reflux may lead to serious kidney damage, including kidney...