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Heartburn/GERD Health Center

News and Features Related to Heartburn/GERD

  1. Obesity, Acid Reflux Disease Linked?

    Aug. 1, 2005 -- Here's another reason to tackle obesity: Trimming down could help avoid or ease heartburn. In heartburn, also called GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), stomach acid flows back into the esophagus, the tube leading from the throat to the stomach. Obesity raises the risk of GERD an

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  2. Summer Foods: Don't Feel the Heartburn

    Ever chow down at a family picnic, come home, shower, lie down, and feel a burning pain in your chest and acid crawling up your throat like a red-hot snake? These are symptoms of the ever-popular heartburn! Rodger A. Liddle, MD, professor of medicine and gastroenterologist at Duke University, tells

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  3. Soda, Sleeping Pills May Cause Heartburn

    A soft drink or sleeping pill before bed may make it harder to get a good night's sleep due to painful nighttime heartburn. A new study shows that carbonated soft drinks and one of the most commonly prescribed types of sleeping pills, benzodiazepines, may be some underappreciated causes of nighttime

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  4. Smoking, Extra Salt Increase Heartburn Risk

    Nov. 11, 2004 -- A late night meal of pepperoni pizza paired with an amusing pinot noir may sound romantic to some, but for people with acid reflux disease it is a declaration of war -- a call for heartburn. Most heartburn sufferers know the foods and situations that trigger their painful symptoms -

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  5. Stomach Acid Drugs: 5 Questions to Ask

    Oct. 26, 2004 -- Warning: The drugs you take to relieve acid reflux or indigestion may increase your risk of dangerous pneumonia. Acid reflux (also called heartburn or acid indigestion) is the backward flow of acid from the stomach into the esophagus. Most people experience a feeling of burning ches

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  6. Stomach Acid Drugs May Raise Pneumonia Risk

    Oct. 26, 2004 -- Common but powerful stomach acid-suppressing drugs -- some available without prescription -- may raise your risk of pneumonia. The risk is not huge. But the drugs work so well and so safely -- and are advertised so aggressively -- that they're among the most-used drugs in the U.S. W

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  7. Treatment Stops Cancer From Acid Reflux

    March 13, 2003 -- Millions of Americans suffer from acid reflux disease and while many treat it with drugs, others have turned to surgery to put out the flames. Now new research finds the two approaches may work equally well in preventing a rare but deadly consequence of chronic heartburn -- cancer

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  8. Bowel Drug May Help Some GERD Sufferers

    Editor's Note: In March 2007 the FDA asked Novartis -- the maker of Zelnorm -- to pull the drug from the market because of evidence that it raises the risk of heart attacks and stroke. But in July 2007 the FDA ruled that Zelnorm may be used by some patients in critical need of the drug who do not ha

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  9. Fast Food Breakfast Triggers Inflammation

    April 19, 2004 -- Eating breakfast on the run may be bad for your heart. A new study shows a typical high-fat, high-carbohydrate fast food breakfast can overwhelm the body's blood vessels and cause potentially dangerous inflammation. Researchers found an egg muffin and hash brown breakfast dramatica

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  10. Warding Off Ulcers Due to Painkillers

    Oct. 15, 2003 (Baltimore) -- People who take painkillers regularly to ease arthritis and other painful conditions face the risk of a dangerous bleeding ulcer. But a heartburn pill a day may keep ulcers at bay. So suggests a new study showing that the prescription heartburn drug Nexium helped prevent

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