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Category Archives: GERD / Acid Reflux

Why Medication May Not Be The Best Course of Action for GERD

March 31, 2015

Reflux is most often treated with over-the-counter antacids or prescription acid-blocking medications. However these medicines do not address the root cause of the problem, which is the reflux itself. Rather, they simply mask the symptoms of reflux by neutralizing acid. … Continue reading

What Is Barrett’s Esophagus And Why Does It Matter?

March 20, 2015

Acid reflux and its chronic form, gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, can range from mild to severe. Further, patients do not always experience significant symptoms, even if their reflux is significant – this is known as silent reflux. Over time, … Continue reading

Is Acid Reflux Improved Or Worsened With Bariatric Surgery?

July 30, 2014

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD affects millions of Americans, many of whom are overweight and obese. Indeed, one of the biggest risk factors for chronic acid reflux is obesity. There are two reasons for this. First, the excess weight, called … Continue reading

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