Have you heard of drinking pickle juice as a home remedy for acid reflux? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Gastroenterologist Christine Lee, MD, fields this one.
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If you suffer from heartburn, you may notice it’s more likely to flare up at night – just in time to disrupt your sleep. Find out why and get tips to reduce it.
Acid blockers may relieve heartburn. But they can’t stop the epidemic of reflux in this country. Try these steps to figure out what may be causing your reflux, and how you may be able to reverse it.
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The incidence of cancer of the esophagus, or esophageal cancer, is on the upswing in the United States. Some experts theorize that this may be due to the increase in acid reflux (also known as “heartburn”). Acid reflux is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) … Read More
We call it heartburn, even though it has nothing to do with the heart. It’s gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and one in five Americans have had it at one time or another. Although medications can help to control reflux, lifestyle changes often do the trick, says Scott Gabbard, MD, a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. GERD affects people when … 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