Articles for tag: Acid Reflux Disease, Esophagitis, Reflux Disease, Stomach Acid

Acid Reflux: Prevention and Treatment

It creeps into one’s chest when he or she least expects it – an excruciating, pinching sensation. It follows large, greasy meals and stressful situations. Unlike the familiar bout of indigestion that calms after taking an antacid, this heartburn continues after two days despite diet changes and mild medications. What is the name of this ...

What to Do About Stomach Acid

The holidays are a time that some people might associate with heartburn, gas, acid reflux, and other types of stomach upsets. You could stock up on Rolaids, Tums, or Alka-Seltzer for your family and guests, or you could read this article to learn why you need stomach acid, and how to make it work for ...

Heartburn- that Unpleasant Sensation in Your Chest

Heartburn does not affect a person’s heart, despite its misleading name. Heartburn is actually a burning sensation that occurs in your lower chest, usually accompanied by a bitter or sour taste in your mouth. Most people will experience heartburn while lying down or after they have consumed a large meal. Heartburn can last as little ...

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Treatments for Acid Reflux Pain

Acid reflux, medically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a medical condition of the upper digestive tract. The main issue of acid reflux, as its name implies, is backward flow of stomach acid and other stomach content to the esophagus. Acid reflux is responsible for heartburn, a stinging burning pain in the esophagus. In ...

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Heartburn Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

The other day I got a very interesting question from my small nephew. He asked me what happens to people who have heart burns. He asked how they survive after that. I asked him why and he told me that their teacher had told them that the heart is the central organ in a human ...

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All About Acid Reflux

Definition of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) When digestion is functioning normally, food travels down the esophagus to the stomach, and the lower esophageal sphincter muscle at the base of the esophagus closes like a valve. When this muscle does not close properly or opens spontaneously, the stomach acid can leak back up into the esophagus. ...

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Nexium Side Effects

Nexium is a prescription drug for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) or heartburn that occurs more than 3 days per week, indicating a chronic problem. The theory behind Nexium is that it will suppress the over-abundance of stomach acid that is causing the heartburn and reflux. However, in many cases, this is not true, especially for ...

Top Eleven Ways to Avoid Acid Reflux

Gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs when acidic stomach contents reflux to the esophagus and destroys the esophageal lining. The most common cause of this disease is attributed to a person’s lifestyle and eating habits. It is not surprising that a little modification in both areas contribute greatly to the prevention and improvement of the condition. Basically ...

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The Burning Facts on Acid Reflux

If you experience acid reflux you definitely are not alone. Approximately fifteen million Americans deal with acid reflux on a daily basis. Acid reflux is also known as heartburn. An addition forty five million people have heartburn at least once a month. Mathematically, that’s about ten percent of the American population living with some level ...

Indigestion Problems Due to Hiatal Hernias

A hernia occurs any time that one part of the body protrudes through a tear or an opening into another part of the body. This is quite commonly seen in the abdominal area but, in truth, can happen anywhere in the body. Hiatal hernias, or diaphragmatic hernias, form down at the opening of diaphragm, right ...