Frequent Heartburn May Signal More Serious Digestive Problem

November 26, 2015

THURSDAY, Nov. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Every Thanksgiving, lots of people loosen their belts and reach for antacids to quell an overstuffed tummy.
But for some, turkey day is just another day of severe or persistent heartburn, and that chronic digestive trouble may be a sign of a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), […]

Don’t Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

November 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says.
Certain foods are more likely to cause heartburn and chronic heartburn and should be avoided. These items include fatty and spicy […]

Popular Heartburn Meds Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack

June 11, 2015

People who use certain heartburn drugs for a long period of time may have a slightly heightened risk of suffering a heart attack, a new study suggests.

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

April 16, 2015

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.
When […]

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

December 2, 2014

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients’ chances of survival, a new study suggests.
The researchers examined the effects that two types of antacids — proton pump inhibitors and histamine 2 blockers — had on head and neck cancer patients. More than two-thirds […]

Don’t Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

November 27, 2014

THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn — clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) — a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.
Dr. Jordan Josephson, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York […]

Could Popular Heartburn Drugs Upset Your ‘Good’ Gut Bugs?

November 26, 2014

Heartburn drugs such as Prilosec and Nexium may disrupt the makeup of bacteria in the digestive system, potentially boosting the risk of infections and other problems, a small new study suggests.

You’re Taking Heartburn Meds at the Wrong Time

June 16, 2014

Many people with heartburn aren’t taking their acid-reducing medicine at the right time, which makes the drugs less effective and wastes money, according to new research.

Doctors Often Suggest Pricier, Brand-Name Meds for Reflux: Study

May 3, 2014

SATURDAY, May 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Doctors often recommend brand-name drugs for acid reflux and chronic constipation instead of cheaper store brands, costing patients more money, a new study finds.
The survey included more than 800 gastroenterologists across the United States who were asked about their drug recommendations for patients with the two digestive conditions. […]

New Weight-Loss Surgery May Not Ease Chronic Heartburn

February 5, 2014

By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Obese people who are considering weight-loss surgery should choose their procedure carefully if they hope to be free of chronic heartburn, a new study suggests.
The study of nearly 39,000 patients found that while traditional gastric bypass procedures reduced heartburn and acid reflux symptoms in most […]


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