If you suffer from occasional heartburn, learn these seven steps, including losing weight and sleeping at an incline, that can give you relief.
If you suffer from acid reflux at night, you may one day get relief in an unexpected way: by sleeping on a specially designed pillow. While still in the early stages of study, the pillow — or what the manufacturer calls a sleep positioning device — could eliminate the need for acid-reducing medications or even … Read More
At some point, every parent hears these three words: “My stomach hurts.” Most of the time, kids’ stomach pain goes away on its own with home remedies such as ginger ale and TLC. But sometimes stomach aches signal something more serious. How can you tell the difference? Lori Mahajan, MD, a pediatric gastroenterologist in Cleveland Clinic … Read More
Ugh…heartburn again? If that’s your mantra after meals or as you fall asleep, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). In GERD, the valve between your lower esophagus and stomach weakens. This sometimes lets food and stomach acids to back up into your esophagus. The result is usually a burning sensation behind the breastbone, or … Read More
Antacids like Prilosec®, Nexium® and Pepcid® are made to relieve your heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and gastric ulcers. But a new study is linking the long-term use of these antacids to deficiencies in vitamin B12. The medications are typically prescribed for short-term use, up to eight weeks, but some people take them for years … Read More
If you live with arthritis pain, you’re probably familiar with at-home fixes such as ice and heat packs, stretching routines, pain relievers and simply putting your feet up and taking a break. All of these can be helpful — but sometimes they’re just not enough. If any of the following four cases apply to you, … Read More
Your baby spitting up after every meal can be scary. But it’s not necessarily a sign of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or that your baby needs testing, medications or other therapies, advises new guidelines from the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology. Concerned parents may think their baby has GERD if he regurgitates regularly after … Read More
Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Tolga Erim, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Florida, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, at noon (ET). Get answers to your health questions and concerns. It’s easy to be part of … Read More