GERD Diet and Lifestyle

/ October 4, 2011/ Default, General/ 1 comments

A GERD-friendly Diet and Lifestyle             There are certain foods and lifestyle changes that can help ease the symptoms of heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Certain foods and beverages are more likely to trigger heartburn, including: Citrus fruits—tomatoes, oranges, and their juices Fried/fatty food: bacon, chicken skin Spicy foods Alcohol, caffeine Chocolate Peppermint, spearmint Some of these foods, such as

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An Update on GERD

/ October 3, 2011/ Default, General/ 1 comments

An Update on Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Recently, the US Department of Healthcare & Quality released a report comparing different treatments for gastroesophageal reflux disease. The first line of treatment is usually medications, which can either be proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) or histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs). PPIs are the more common of the two and you may have heard of some

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Allergy symptoms and gastrointestinal symptoms

/ September 6, 2011/ Allergy, Default, General/ 10 comments

Few days ago, I took an opportunity to make an association of ENT symptoms and Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD). I appreciate the comments I have received. Today, I would like to go over how allergy symptoms may cause Gastrointestinal symptoms. One of the most common symptom of nasal allergy and sinusitis is post nasal discharge and drainage. This happens due to

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Gastroesophageal Reflux

/ September 2, 2011/ Default, General/ 3 comments

GERD Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease also known as “GERD” is a very common condition with millions of patients suffering in the US. Most patients have symptoms of heartburn and regurgitation of acid. Sometimes the acid comes up all the way into the throat area and causes symptoms such as sore throat, post nasal drainage, repeated throat clearing, hoarseness of voice, and

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