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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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Heartburn pills in pregnancy may be linked to childhood asthma

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 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...