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  1. Treatment Tips for Frequent Heartburn Sufferers

    You're starting to notice that it's not only obvious things -- like too much spicy food or coffee -- that trigger painful heartburn symptoms. Now you're getting heartburn in the middle of the afternoon, just working at your desk, or sitting on the sofa at home. Sometimes you wake up at night with pa

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  2. 6 Tips to Ease Exercise Heartburn

    You exercise to feel the burn -- but not that kind of burn. Muscles, yes. Stomach, no. But when you go running, do aerobics, or go to an indoor cycling class, there it is: heartburn. It's not just your legs that are churning, it's your last meal as well, churning right up into your throat. Your exer

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  3. FDA OKs New GERD Drug Kapidex

    Feb. 6, 2009 -- The FDA has approved Kapidex delayed-release capsules as a once-daily treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and for erosive esophagitis, which is GERD-related damage to the esophagus. Kapidex, which is taken orally, belongs to a class of drugs called proton pump inhibi

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  4. Heartburn Prevention Tips for Spicy Food Lovers

    “How hot would you like that?” the server at my favorite Thai restaurant asks. My taste buds whisper: fiery. My belly moans, What about me? I love a hot, spicy meal. But an hour later, like many people, I can end up wishing I’d never lifted my fork. The culprit? Heartburn and acid reflux. Officially

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  5. Cooking Tips for Heartburn-Friendly Meals

    Cooking for family gatherings at my house is a little like trying to negotiate an international truce. My father says garlic and onions give him heartburn. My brother-in-law won’t touch anything with tomato sauce. He says it gives him heartburn. And after years of priding myself on having a cast iro

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  6. Heartburn Worry: Serious or Not?

    Heartburn is that awful burning sensation in your chest or throat, usually when acid rises up from your stomach. Heartburn is always an annoyance. But if you’re like many people with heartburn, you also probably find yourself worrying from time to time. Could it be something more serious? Is there s

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  7. The Secrets of Managing GERD and Heartburn

    Are you still trying to manage your heartburn and GERD by drinking milk by the gallon and popping antacids by the fistful? Chances are you’re not getting the relief you want. But the good news is with the right GERD treatment you can find relief. “We’re more aggressive about treating GERD today,” sa

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  8. GERD Procedures Ditch Scalpels

    Jan. 20, 2009 -- Researchers report promising results for new procedures to treat GERD without making any surgical incisions in the skin. Both treatments are endoscopic, meaning that doctors perform the procedures via a tiny tube passed through the mouth and guided to the junction of the stomach and

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  9. Acid Reflux Drugs May Up Fractures

    Aug. 11, 2008 -- Using acid reflux drugs called proton pump inhibitors for at least seven years may be linked to increased risk of osteoporosis-related fractures. That news comes from a Canadian study of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) and osteoporosis-related fractures. PPIs are a class of drugs that

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  10. Heartburn Symptoms: A Pharmacist's Guide to Treating Heartburn

    If you're one of the 40 million Americans who have heartburn symptoms at least once a week -- or even among the 60 million more who have heartburn symptoms at least once a month -- you're probably always looking for new ways to relieve that acid reflux. Even if your heartburn symptoms aren't severe

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