When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.
Achalasia, which is sometimes confused with acid reflux, causes problems with swallowing foods and liquids and can result in malnutrition and other serious issues. Here’s how it’s diagnosed.
Hiatal hernias are much more common among patients in their 70s and 80s. If you need surgery, it's best to get treated at a comprehensive hernia center.
What we know as heartburn, or more formally as Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), affects as much as 20 percent of the U.S. population. It can usually be controlled with modest lifestyle changes, doctor says.
If heartburn persists after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Find out how lifestyle, medical and surgical solutions can prevent heartburn and other symptoms.
Modern-day shapewear won't permanently narrow your ribcage or relocate your organs. When worn with some common sense, these little miracle workers are perfectly safe.
Have you been taking antacid pills for years to battle heartburn? Careful: A new study says long-term use of prescription and OTC antacids may prevent you from absorbing the essential vitamin B12.
A baby spitting up after every meal can be alarming to parents. But it’s not necessarily a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease or that your baby needs medications or other therapies.
Your voice plays a vital role in your everyday life, but it’s easy to take it for granted. To preserve and protect your voice, try these simple tips.
Is persistent heartburn making your life miserable? Heartburn is just one symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. Learn more about heartburn and other symptoms of GERD from a Cleveland Clinic physician during a live webchat Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at noon (ET).