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

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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



Stomach Ulcers: What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Tue, 02 Aug 2016 06:00:00 PST

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of stomach ulcers. This article looks at the indigestion and pain caused by stomach ulcers, along with their causes.



What is a Hiatal Hernia?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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...



Surgeries for gastro-esophageal reflux disease have declined in recent years

Fri, 06 May 2016 08:00:00 PST

Researchers have found that the rates of surgical operations for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in the United States have fallen rapidly in recent years, from 0.062 percent in 2009 to 0.



Nearly 1 in 4 babies in NICUs receive acid suppressing medication

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PST

Numbers have dropped in recent years, however, as doctors heed warnings. Since 2006, several published studies have associated the use of some acid suppression medications in hospitalized...



UMMS scientists identify genes that control smooth muscle contraction

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at UMass Medical School have identified a new molecular pathway critical for maintaining the smooth muscle tone that allows the passage of materials through the digestive system.



Heartburn, stomach acid medication linked to serious kidney damage

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 07:00:00 PST

New study links proton pump inhibitors, commonly taken for heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers, to raised risk of reduced kidney function, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure.



Surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease found safe

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:00:00 PST

A new analysis indicates that death rates and the need for additional operations following laparoscopic surgery for gastro-oesophageal reflux disease are very low.



Proton pump inhibitors may be associated with increased risk of dementia

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:00:00 PST

The use of proton pump inhibitors, the popular medications used to treat gastroesophageal reflux and peptic ulcers, may be associated with an increased risk of dementia in a study using data from a...



Stomach acid drugs linked to chronic kidney disease

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:00:00 PST

A new study finds that use of proton pump inhibitors - drugs commonly used for controlling stomach acid - may be linked to higher risk for chronic kidney disease.



Significant regional variation in treatment for oesophageal cancer found in England

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 PST

New figures released today show that the treatment received by patients for oesophageal cancer, and its precursor condition Barrett's oesophagus, varies significantly across England.



Healthy Thanksgiving: the science of overeating and avoiding food poisoning

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:00:00 PST

Everyone loves a little indulgence over the holidays, but what happens to our body when we overindulge? We find out and look at ways to avoid a food-poisoning catastrophe.



Proton pump inhibitors should be used judiciously to minimize rare adverse events

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:00:00 PST

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), commonly used for heartburn and gastric distress, should be prescribed at the lowest dose possible and for the shortest length of time because of potential side...



Post-surgery anti-heartburn med use increases risk of death

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 PST

Prescribing patients PPIs in the hospital to decrease the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may increase their chance of life-threatening infections.



Acid reflux medications may increase kidney disease risk

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:00:00 PST

Highlights Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of drugs used to treat acid reflux and other acid-related gastrointestinal conditions, may increase the risk for developing chronic kidney...



5-year results of a landmark study confirm LINX procedure as a beneficial treatment for gastro-esophageal reflux disease

Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:00:00 PST

Torax Medical has announced completion of a landmark study confirming the long-term results of the LINX® Reflux Management System in controlling reflux-related symptoms and eliminating...



Aspects of patient/physician interaction may help alleviate heartburn symptoms

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:00:00 PST

The results of a small study of patients being treated for chronic heartburn suggest that the longer, more comprehensive interaction that is typical of visits with complementary and integrative...