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Acid Reflux News 2010

Acid Reflux can Cause Major Health Problems
Those who fail to treat acid reflux may be inviting or fostering major health problems, medical specialists say. (Jan 9, 2010)

Stress and Acid Reflux
Stress and acid reflux can go hand in hand, so perhaps it is time to re-evaluate your life to check whether or not stress is causing your painful reflux problem... (Jan 8, 2010)

Lexington Medical Center Offers EsophyX TIF for Acid Reflux
The 30 to 45 minute procedure under general anesthesia offers the advantages of no scarring, faster recovery and no incisions to the body. Most patients go home the next day and return to normal activities within a few days. (Jan 6, 2010)

Medication Vs Surgery For Acid Reflux
After a more than decade-long study in Sweden, researchers say that while both forms of treatment can be successful, each comes with its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages. (Jan 10, 2010)

Stomach Problems Plague Americans
Persistent stomach ailments, most commonly acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation are plaguing Americans. 95 million Americans experience some kind of digestive problem in their lifetime and over 10 million of them are hospitalized each year for these problems. (Jan 12, 2010)

Acid reflux linked to Ambien
Although there isn’t much research on this complication, dozens of our readers have reported acid reflux linked to Ambien. (January 12, 2010)

Papain may help with heartburn
Chewable papaya enzymes may be a natural treatment for treating acid reflux. (Jan 16, 2010)

New incisionless surgical procedure for acid reflux at Owosso hospital
The TIF procedure reconstructs the valve between the esophagus and the stomach to prevent reflux. It is based on the same well-proven principles of conventional more invasive laparoscopic GERD surgery. (January 21, 2010)

Bentonite Clay can help with acid reflux
Bentonite clay has also been used to help alleviate diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, stomachaches, acid indigestion, acid reflux, and many other digestive problems... (January 25, 2010)

Depression linked to acid reflux troubles
Study finds those with stomach complaints like acid reflux are three times more likely to have emotional problems. (January 25, 2010)

Voice Disorders from acid reflux and other conditions
Voice disorders can be the result of voice use or abuse, chronic allergies, acid reflux or cancer... (January 27, 2010)

Sleep position and acid reflux
Sleeping with the head of the bed elevated is another way to keep stomach acid in the stomach. Prop 6- or 8-inch blocks under the posts at the head of the bed... (January 27, 2010)

Cancer of the Esophagus - Personal Notes
Information from a writer diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus including valuable links. He offers nutritional advice especially regarding pH balance, the acid/alkaline content of your diet. (January 28, 2010)

Using a Food Diary
Keeping a heartburn diary of the foods you eat and activities after meals can help you determine your personal heartburn triggers. (February 2, 2010)

How to Beat Heartburn
People with low hydrochloric acid may be able to beat heartburn by taking digestive enzyme formulations that contain betaine hydrochloride in a capsule to help digest food and increase acid levels in your stomach. (February 12, 2010)

BARRX HALO system treats precancerous reflux disease Barrett's esophagus
The BARRX HALO system, Albany Med treats Barrett's esophagus with ablation therapy, using high radiofrequency energy to remove the diseased layer of cells, potentially eliminating the condition before it has the opportunity to progress to cancer. (February 17, 2010)

FDA issues warning about confusing Maalox labels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a critical warning to consumers about two Maalox products. Taking the wrong Maalox can result in serious side effects. The warning concerns the product called Maalox Total Relief which can be confused with other Maalox products. (February 20, 2010)

Why do you get heartburn and acid reflux?
Heartburn is quite common. In fact, 36 percent of healthy people have heartburn at least once a month. Changing your eating and lifestyle habits can help you reduce heartburn pain. This article will provide you with helpful ideas to get some relief from this uncomfortable complaint. (March 23, 2010)

Merck launches Zegerid OTC
Zegerid OTC is the only OTC proton-pump inhibitor product with two active ingredients, combining omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate, which protects the omeprazole in this product from acid in the stomach and allows it to be absorbed. (April 1, 2010)

Alternative remedies for GERD?
Home remedies for heartburn abound and include eating an apple or part of one, drinking diluted apple-cider vinegar, eating lemons or almonds, or sipping small amounts of chilled fat-free milk or water every one to two hours... (April 4, 2010)

Link Between Acid Reflux and Sleep Apnea Challenged
New research published in the April issue of the journal CHEST suggests that a causal link between gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may not exist. (April 6, 2010)

Heartburn in pregnancy
Pregnancy might be a beautiful miracle but it can also be an uncomfortable one, especially when you are experiencing heartburn during pregnancy. And though we may not be able to help you with arguments over baby names or even 'cankles', we can help you with ins and outs of heartburn... pun intended. (April 7, 2010)

Change Your Diet For Heartburn Relief
Article explains basics of heartburn and hiatal hernia and outlines eating strategies to help reduce or eliminate heartburn symptoms. (April 13, 2010)

Aciphex may interfere with nutrient absorption
Stomach acid facilitates the absorption of iron, vitamin B-12 and calcium carbonate. Interference with iron absorption is a theoretical possibility that hasn't been proven. The suppression of vitamin B-12 absorption is an issue... (April 14, 2010)

Surgery for Heartburn?
Increasingly, surgery is being considered as a permanent fix. That’s because GERD almost always results from a malfunctioning lower-esophageal sphincter, the small ring of muscle circling the esophagus at the point where it opens into the stomach. (April 18, 2010)

Could A Supplement labeled MSM Be The Solution for Acid Reflux?
MSM have been touted since the largest healthy healing agent given that vitamin C. It looks to have the power to diminish pain and irritation. It really is presently becoming utilised to treat a wide variety of ailments including acid reflux. (April 19, 2010)

Cross Talk Between Oncogenes Suggests Treatment Combination in Esophageal Cancer, According to Penn Study
Study suggests that treating patients with an EGFR inhibitor and a Met inhibitor may be more effective than treating them with just one inhibitor at a time. (April 20, 2010)

A Biotherapy Strategy For Esophageal Cancer In The Future
Progression of esophageal cancer may be associated with sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) and its receptors. A possible role for S1P and its receptors in human esophageal cells has not previously been investigated, nor has the importance of S1P and its receptors in esophageal cancer growth and metastasis been addressed. (April 21, 2010)

Hiatal Hernia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment
A hiatal hernia occurs when the muscle surrounding the hiatus becomes weak. The upper part of the stomach projects through the diaphragm into the chest cavity... (April 21, 2010)

Tips for treating heartburn naturally: choosing healthy foods
Diet can play an invaluable role in your fight against heartburn and indigestion. Adding yogurt to the diet is an excellent way to cut back on stomach acid and will help treat heartburn naturally... (April 26, 2010)

Magnets for treating heartburn
A magnetic bracelet that sits inside the body could be a radical new treatment for heartburn. The device is fitted around the bottom of the esophagus... (April 26, 2010)

Tips For Relieving Persistent Heartburn
Persistent heartburn can cause a lot of pain. It can make you feel like you are choking, cause chest pains and even wake you seriously from a sound sleep... (April 30, 2010)

Eliminating Chronic Acid Reflux & Indigestion Naturally
A wonderfully effective way to resolve your reflux and indigestion is the following (in mild or occasional cases, the DGL licorice for a few days may be all you need. For more severe cases, use the entire program below to restore healthy digestion).... (May 2, 2010)

Dietary supplements that help reduce acid reflux
Calcium tightens the LES valve and digestive enzymes can help decrease distension of the stomach. The enzymes should be acid-resistant, so they work in the stomach itself, not in the small intestine. A powdered enzyme preparation... (May 3, 2010)

Weight Loss And Physical Activity Improve Acid Reflux Symptoms
his study strongly suggests that even moderate weight loss by lifestyle modification in overweight and obese patients may be valuable in treating this condition... (May 5, 2010)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: GERD
All about GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, including what GERD is, what factors contribute to GERD and what you should do if you have it. Medications and surgeries are discussed... (May 5, 2010)

Obesity Drives GERD Symptoms in Kids
The next generation of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) could come from the burgeoning epidemic of childhood obesity, according to a study reported here... (May 6, 2010)

SSRI May Ease Reflux in Select Patients
The next generation of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) could come from the burgeoning epidemic of childhood obesity, according to a study reported here... (May 6, 2010)

Popular Heartburn Drugs Tied to Fractures, Infections
A series of studies questioning the use of popular acid-blocking medications, conclude that the drugs increase the risk of fractures and serious intestinal infections in hospitalized patients... (May 10, 2010)

Is it a Food Allergy or Acid Reflux?
A study conducted by the U.S. government found that previous data on food allergies is significantly inaccurate with a high percentages of misdiagnoses, where acid reflux and IBS were more likely culprits... (May 14, 2010)

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