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Test Your Knowledge About These Digestive Diseases
Test your knowledge about heartburn, hiatal hernias, and peptic ulcers.

How to Get Relief for Heartburn
Do you suffer from heartburn? Do you want relief? Here are 9 ways you may be able to get relief for your heartburn.

What Causes Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding?
Bleeding in the digestive tract isn't a disease but is a symptom of a disease. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions.

Dining Out With Acid Reflux
If you don't want to dine out before you get heartburn, you can use these tips to help make you next dining experience more enjoyable

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What is Heartburn?
Do you know what heartburn is? Learn what heartburn is, and how it can be treated.

Anatomy of a Peptic Ulcer
The structure of peptic ulcers, why they happen, and what can be done to heal them.

Peptic Ulcers - Dietary Modifications and Alcohol
You've been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer.Your doctor will have provided a treatment plan which will include antibiotics or lifestyle modifications.

GERD - GERD Screening Quiz
Do you think you suffer from GERD? Take this GERD screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.

Infants Reflux Screening Quiz
If you think your baby has infant reflux, take this screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your baby's doctor.

How to Treat Acid Reflux in Teens
GERD is becoming an increasing problem in teenagers due to the expanding waistlines among teens. Here's how they should handle heartburn.

Symptoms of Acute GI Bleeding
Acute GI bleeding is bleeding that is sudden and severe. The symptoms of acute GI bleeding depends on where in the digestive tract it is occurring.

Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Refractory gastroesophageal reflux disease occurs in patients who continue to have symptoms of GERD despite standard treatment. Learn more.

12 Things to Do if You Have Heartburn at Night
Common mistakes may be contributing to your nighttime heartburn. Learn how to prevent heartburn at night.

What is Nonerosive Reflux Disease
The majority of patients with GERD have the type that is called nonerosive reflux disease, or NERD. Here are some facts about NERD.

How Can I Get Heartburn Relief?
Do you suffer from heartburn and want some relief? I list several options in this article, ranging from quick relief to longer term relief.

What You Should Know About Preventing Heartburn
Do you suffer from heartburn and want to know how to prevent it? These articles will give you the resources you need to help you prevent heartburn.

What You Should Know About Heartburn
Do you experience heartburn and want to know why? These articles will tell you why heartburn happens and what you can do about it.

Use-At-Home Natural Heartburn Remedies
If you want to try a heartburn treatment that isn't the traditional options, here are some natural, home remedies that may help your heartburn.

What's Causing Your Heartburn?
Do you know when your heartburn is likely to occur? If you do, the following information can help you prevent that heartburn

Travel and Heartburn
Unusual foods, eating on the run, and overindulgence while on vacation can all contribute to heartburn. These tips can control that heartburn

Living With Acid Reflux Disease Guide
Have you been diagnosed with acid reflux disease, and you aren't sure about how to live with it? I'll tell you the 9 ways to make daily live easier.

Nonerosive Reflux Disease (NERD) Treatment
For some patients, GERD can cause erosive esophagitis, a condition that causes inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus. In recent studies, however, it has been found that less than half of GERD patient suffer from esophagitis. The majority of patients actually have what is called nonerosive reflux disease, or NERD.

Can Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice Relieve Heartburn?
Deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) has been used by some people to relieve heartburn. Find out what causes heartburn and how DGL might help.

Why is it Called Heartburn?
Have you wondered why that burning sensation in your chest is called heartburn when it has nothing to do with the heart? Learn the answer here.

Why Your Heartburn Hasn't Gone Away
You are at your ideal weight, you are avoiding the foods that can cause heartburn, but you still have heartburn. Why? Learn how you can handle this.

Talking to Your Doctor About Your Heartburn
Do you know when you should see your doctor about your heartburn? When heartburn occurs frequently or becomes severe, you should consult your doctor.

How to Control Heartburn Without Medication
If you want to know how to control heartburn without medication, look no further than this list of tips you can take to improve your condition.

The Causes of Heartburn in Women
Women don't tend to suffer heartburn more frequently than men, except in one situation: pregnancy. Learn what steps women can take to prevent heartburn.

10 Tips for Preventing Heartburn
Get the tips you need that will help you make the simple lifestyle changes that will help prevent heartburn.

GERD and Asthma - Is There a Connection?
Asthma and GERD, or acid reflux, are strongly linked. What is the connection, and what can you do about it?

Defining and Reviewing H. Pylori (Helicobacter Pylori)
With this review, get the definition and facts about H. pylori (helicobacter pylori), which plays a key role in ulcer formation and chronic gastritis.

Treating GERD - Lifestyle Changes, Medication, And More
Depending on how severe your GERD is, treatment may involve one or more of the following lifestyle changes and medications or surgery.

The Most Effective Treatment Methods for GERD
If you've had heartburn or any related symptoms for a while, see your doctor to determine if you have GERD and the best course of treatment.

Foods Heartburn Sufferers Should Consume in Moderation
This chart can help you see what foods you may want to consume with discretion if you suffer from heartburn.

Is Your Chest Pain Due to Acid Reflux?
Learn how to tell if your chest pain is a sign of heart attack or caused by acid reflux with our comprehensive article.

Digestive Disorders Screening Quizzes
Do you think you have GERD, a hiatal hernia or peptic ulcer? You can take one of these quizzes and discuss the results with your doctor

Symptoms of Chronic Gastrointestinal Bleeding
Chronic bleeding is bleeding that is usually light, and can either continue for a long time or start and stop in a short period of time.

Heartburn Myths You Should Know the Truth About
Popular heartburn myths are discussed, and the facts about what heartburn are revealed. Learn about what causes heartburn.

How Can I Exercise Without Heartburn?
Do you experience heartburn while exercising? There is a way to exercise that will let you burn the calories without creating the burn of heartburn.

Quick Tips for Preventing Heartburn
You can relieve your heartburn symptoms by following a few quick tips each day. Learn how to get control of your heartburn.

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Facts About a Diet for Peptic Ulcers
For some people, certain foods seem to aggravate their peptic ulcer symptoms. For them, they need a special diet to reduce excessive acid production.

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Common Causes of Heartburn
There are several different causes of heartburn, a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. These are the top 10 causes of heartburn.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Good Foods / Bad Foods
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, what foods are okay and what foods to avoid, and how to live with GERD.

Your Guide to GERD and Acid Reflux
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Informational Resources
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - What Causes GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Symptoms of GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Diagnosing GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Treating GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - If Symptoms Persist
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Complications of Long-standing GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, what complications there can be.

GERD - Your Guide to GERD - Your Guide to Acid Reflux - Living with GERD
Learn what GERD is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Your Guide to Living with Gastritis
If you have gastritis, there's a lot to learn: what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated and how to live with it.

Guide to Gastritis - Causes of Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Gastritis - Your Guide to Gastritis - Symptoms of Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Gastritis - Your Guide to Gastritis - Diagnosing Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Your Guide to Gastritis - Treatment of Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Gastritis - Your Guide to Gastritis - Complications of Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Tips for Lessening Nighttime Heartburn
Here are our best tips for preventing nighttime heartburn so you can get the best night's sleep possible.

What Can I Eat if I Have a Hiatal Hernia?
If you have a hiatal hernia, some foods may be causing some of your heartburn episodes. Learn what you eat so you can enjoy eating without heartburn.

Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux vs. Heartburn
Do you know what the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux are? Find the answers here, and tell the difference between GERD and heartburn.

Safe Foods for Heartburn Sufferers
Learn about heartburn self-care and remedies with our chart showing foods with little risk of causing heartburn.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Heartburn Safe Foods
There are some foods that have little or no potential for causing heartburn. Learning what they are is an important step to creating your heartburn-safe diet.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Heartburn Friendly Foods
There are some foods that can be consumed with discretion, foods that you may be able to enjoy occasionally. Learning what they are is an important step to creating your heartburn-safe diet.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Foods to Avoid
There are some foods that should be avoided if you suffer from heartburn. Learning what they are is an important step to creating your heartburn-safe diet.

Create a Heartburn-Free Diet with These Meal Plans
If you suffer from heartburn, you need a special acid reflux diet. Find out what foods are safe to eat and what to avoid.

Acid Reflux Disease and GERD
Acid reflux disease, or GERD, can cause pain and discomfort. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of GERD.

Complications of Long-Term GERD
If gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD - also referred to as acid reflux disease) is not treated effectively, serious complications can occur.

Lifestyle Changes and Heartburn Treatment
Heartburn can often be relieved if sufferers follow these ten suggestions that can significantly reduce the risk of acid reflux symptoms.

Foods to Avoid if You Have Acid Reflux
It's important to control your diet when you have acid reflux. Learn more about which foods you should limit to help control your reflux.

The Acid Reflux Diet and Causes the of Heartburn
The cause of heartburn is often traced to the food you eat. Learn what foods trigger heartburn and what foods you should eat on the acid reflux diet.

10 Simple Tips to Prevent Heartburn
Follow these ten easy steps to help prevent heartburn. For example, don't eat 2-3 hours before bedtime; a full stomach increases chances of reflux.

Heartburn-Friendly Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff Recipe
This Heartburn-Friendly Beef and Mushroom Stroganoff recipe has been tweaked to include lean sirloin steak and low-fat sour cream.

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Diagnosis
Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome is a disorder that causes one or more tumors to form in the pancreas or the upper part of the small intestine called the duodenum.

Take This Peptic Ulcer Screening Quiz
Do you think you are suffering from an ulcer? Take this Peptic Ulcer screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.

How Are Gallstones Diagnosed?
When gallstones are suspected to be the cause of symptoms, the doctor is able to make use of several tests to determine if gallstones are present.

What You Need to Know About GERD in Infants
Spitting up is common during the first few months of age. For some babies, the reflux doesn't go away or is severe, and medical evaluation is needed.

What Are the Causes of Acid Reflux?
Millions of adults have heartburn, either on a daily basis or a weekly basis. Here are the reasons acid reflux occurs.

What Are the Causes of Peptic Ulcers?
An ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. Read about what causes gastric or stomach ulcers.

GERD and Causes of Difficult Swallowing
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) occurs when food does not pass normally from the mouth through the esophagus. GERD may lead to difficulty swallowing.

What Can I Eat if I Have a Peptic Ulcer?
If you have a peptic ulcer and are suffering from pain symptoms when you eat, this list of safe foods and those that should be limited is for you.

Can Using Apple Cider Vinegar Relieve Heartburn?
Can using apple cider vinegar help relieve heartburn? Does it do more harm than good? Read about apple cider vinegar and heartburn here.

Is There a Link Between Barrett's Esophagus and GERD?
Learn how GERD may increase your odds of developing Barrett's esophagus and cancer. Read about treatment and prognosis.

What You Need to Know About Hiatal Hernias
Have you been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia or think you may have one? The resources in these articles will give you the information you need.

Barrett's Esophagus and GERD
Learn more about how GERD may increase your chances of developing Barrett's esophagus and what this means for your risk of cancer.

Treating Refractory Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Refractory GERD describes those patients who continue to have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux despite standard treatment with PPIs. Learn more.

Tips for Preventing Nighttime Heartburn
Do you suffer from heartburn at night? If you don't want to spend all night with heartburn, try these 6 tips to feel better.

Understanding Hiatal Hernias
If you suspect you have a hiatal hernia or you are newly diagnosed, you should know the symptoms, the causes, and the treatment of hiatal hernias.

How to Prevent Nighttime Heartburn
Did you know that what you do during the day and how you sleep at night can have a big impact nighttime heartburn? These tips will help you.

How Are Peptic Ulcers Treated?
An ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. If you have an ulcer, these are the treatments you might consider.

What Causes Sour Taste in the Mouth?
If you have a sour taste in the back of your mouth, it could be a sign of GERD. Learn more about this symptom and GERD.

Diagnosing Laryngeal Cancer
If your doctor suspects you may have cancer of the larynx, he or she may want one or more of the following exams done.

Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - Fourth Week
Check out this heartburn-friendly​ meal plan with a week's worth of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks.

The Basics Laryngeal Cancer and GERD
Cancer of the larynx (also be called laryngeal cancer) can develop in any part of the larynx, but most begin in the glottis. Learn more.

Risk Factors and Treatment for Gallstones
Gallstones are hard, rock-like deposits that form inside the gallbladder. Here are the major risk factors for developing gallstones.

Heartburn-Friendly No-Tomato-Sauce Lasagna Recipe
Love lasagna but tomato-based products trigger your heartburn? Now you can enjoy your old favorite with this no tomato sauce lasagna recipe.

Heartburn-Friendly Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
This low-fat Creamy Cole Slaw recipe is perfect for those with heartburn and acid reflux because it is made with low-fat or fat-free ingredients.

Heartburn-Friendly Chicken Soup With Vegetables Recipe
This Heartburn-Friendly Chicken Noodle Soup is low in fat because it is made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts and low-fat chicken bouillon.

Heartburn-Friendly Banana Bread Recipe
Enjoy dessert again on your heartburn-free diet with this recipe for banana bread that is low in fat, a frequent cause of heartburn.

Heartburn-Friendly Baked Chicken and Rice Recipe
This easy recipe for baked chicken and rice is heartburn-friendly. You'll love the creamy mushroom sauce over tender baked chicken breasts.

Heartburn-Friendly Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
This delicious chicken pot pie recipe is made from scratch with heartburn-friendly ingredients, including skinless chicken breasts and skim milk.

Heartburn-Friendly Shrimp With Pasta Recipe
This quick and easy recipe combines nutrition with heartburn-free ingredients to make a delicious dish you'd never know was low fat.

Heartburn-Friendly Tuna Noodle Casserole Recipe
This Tuna Noodle Casserole is an easy, low-fat recipe that is ideal for those with heartburn or acid reflux -- comfort food without the fat.

Heartburn-Friendly Vegetable Beef Stew Recipe
This recipe for Vegetable Beef Stew is a hearty, stick-to-your-ribs meal that is heartburn-friendly because it is low in fat, a known acid reflux trigger.

Heartburn-Friendly Baked Chicken Parmesan Recipe
This heartburn-friendly version of Baked Chicken Parmesan is lower in fat than the traditional recipe, making it perfect for those with heartburn.

Heartburn-Friendly Oven-Fried Buttermilk Chicken Recipe
This heartburn-friendly buttermilk chicken recipe will give you the taste of fried chicken without all the ingredients that can cause acid reflux.

Heartburn Friendly Broiled Chicken Kabobs Recipe
This heartburn-free broiled chicken kabobs recipe is easy to prepare and low in fat (fat often causes heartburn), so you can indulge without worry.

Diagnostic Tests for Stomach Cancer
There are a variety of tests that are routinely used when diagnosing the presence of stomach cancer. Learn more.

Tests Used For Diagnosing GERD
If you suffer from chronic heartburn, you may have GERD. This article will explain what tests your doctor may prescribe for diagnosing this condition

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When Do You Need an Antacid for Heartburn Treatment?
Prompted by television ads or the advice of a friend, you reach for an over-the-counter antacid when you have heartburn. But is this the best way?

Causes, Symptoms & Treatment of Hiatal Hernia Pain
Hiatal hernias are often asymptomatic, but can lead to health complications. Learn about the causes of hiatal hernia pain, symptoms and treatment.

Indigestion Vs Heartburn
Do you know if you are suffering from indigestion or heartburn? Learn why they are different, and how you can tell the difference.

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Hiatal Hernia Diet Tips
If you have a hiatal hernia and experience heartburn, knowing how to control it through diet is important. The following tips can help you.

Peptic Ulcer Diet
Some peptic ulcers patients can eat whatever they want with no problems. For others, eating certain foods can cause problems.

Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - Sixth Week
Take a look at this sample menu for a week's worth of heartburn friendly foods. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks are included.

Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - First Week
Here's a week-long meal plan to get you started on a heartburn friendly diet. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks are included.

Tips on Treating Infants with GERD
Treatment of infant reflux depends on the severity of the problem. Treatment can include lifestyle modifications or medications.

Options for Treating Hiatal Hernias
Many people with a hiatal hernia also have GERD. For them, their doctors may prescribe a treatment plan that is similar to the treatment for GERD.

What Are the Side Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors
PPI’s as a class of medicine are very safe, work the same way, are roughly interchangeable, and only rarely cause severe side effects.

What is Erosive Esophagitis
Do you have pain when you swallow or feel burning in your esophagus? It may b​e esophagitis, an inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus.

7 Days of Breakfast Menus for the Acid Reflux Diet
If you have acid reflux or heartburn, these seven days of sample breakfast meal plans should help to keep you safe while enjoying good, tasty food​.

Medical Conditions That May Cause or Worsen Heartburn
When someone suffers from chronic heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is most often the cause.

Medical Conditions That May Cause or Worsen Heartburn - Hiatal Hernia
When someone has a hiatal hernia, it is common for them to also have GERD, thus making heartburn a common symptom of hiatal hernias.

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Many people with not have symptoms when they have a peptic ulcer. If, however, they do have symptoms, heartburn can be one of them.

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There are studies that have shown there is a connection between asthma and GERD.

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Some people with diabetes will develop a condition called gastroparesis. One of the symptoms that can occur with this conditions is heartburn.

Meal Planning Tips to Prevent Heartburn
One of the leading triggers of heartburn is the food we eat. Good meal planning can help prevent or lessen heartburn triggers. Learn more.

How to Treat Your Infant's Acid Reflux
Reflux occurs often in normal infants, but if it becomes a more serious concern in your baby, acid reflux treatment may be needed.

Will Prilosec and Nexium Increase Risk of Heart Attack?
The FDA has issued its conclusions regarding two small long-term clinical studies of patients with severe GERD. Read about their findings here.

Gallstone Treatments
Has your doctor told you that you may have gallstones? While surgery is often thought of as the treatment for gallstones, there are other options.

What You Should Know About GERD
Have you been diagnosed with GERD or think you have it? The articles here will that give you the information you need to help you live with GERD.

Heartburn as a Symptom of Gallstones
Approximately 80% of individuals with gallstones do not have any symptoms of gallstones. Learn about the symptoms the other 20% of individuals experience.

What is Achlorhydria and How Is It Treated?
What achlorhydria is, what causes it, and the complications it can create for your health.

A Guide for Dining at Restaurants When You Suffer From Heartburn
Just as at home, eating certain foods in restaurants can trigger heartburn. There are methods you can use to limit heartburn episodes.

What Is Esophageal Cancer?
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Risk factors: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease and Barrett's esophagus.

Signs and Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers in Children
Peptic ulcers in children can be an upsetting experience for parents and the child, but they're curable. Learn more about symptoms and treatment.

How Can I Prevent Heartburn?
Do you experience heartburn and want to know how to prevent it? This article will discuss 10 steps you can take to help prevent your heartburn.

Nighttime Heartburn May Be Dangerous
Why is heartburn more dangerous at night? There are several reasons this may be the case, and why heartburn sufferers should take precautions.

The Link Between H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers
Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers. Learn more.

How to Avoid Heartburn During a Workout
Exertion-associated gastroesophageal reflux (EAGER) is caused by physical activity. Here's what you should know and how to prevent it.

Everything You Need to Know About Dyspepsia
Most everyone experiences it at some point and some more than others. Learn the definition of what dyspepsia is, what causes it, and how to treat it.

The Connection Between GERD And Asthma
Is there a connection between asthma and GERD? This article will give you some answers, and what you can do about it.

Does GERD Cause a Burning Throat?
Do you sometimes wake up with a burning sensation in your throat? Read about how GERD could be the cause of this unpleasant feeling.

Foods That Can Worsen Heartburn
If you experience heartburn after eating, pay attention to the foods that trigger it. Here is a list of foods that are most likely to worsen your heartburn.

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
Do you sometimes have a burning sensation in your throat but no heartburn? It could be Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).

Common Questions About Heartburn Treatments
Do you have some questions about your heartburn treatment? You can find answers to these questions here

Avoid Lying Down After Eating
Lying down with a full stomach can cause stomach contents to press harder against the LES, causing an increased chance of refluxed food.

The Differences Between Common Proton Pump Inhibitors
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of medications that decrease the amount of acid in the stomach and intestines. But not all PPIs are the same.

Diagnosing Hiatal Hernias - Which Tests Are Used?
There are a few procedures that are used to diagnose the presence of a hiatal hernia.

Causes of Acid Reflux Disease: Alcohol Out, Salt In
A 2004 Swedish study suggests that salt increases risk of GERD as much a smoking does. Less linked to GERD were drinking alcohol, coffee and tea.

Can You Get Heartburn from Drinking Alcohol?
Alcohol can trigger heartburn for many people. Learn how that works and how to lessen the risk of heartburn from drinking alcohol.

4 Acid Reflux Complications
If acid reflux disease goes untreated or is under-treated, complications can set in. Here are four of them.

Definition of Cholesterol
What is cholesterol? Find out what it does for and to your body, as well as how it can affect heartburn.

Diagnosing Peptic Ulcers - Expert Medical Guide
An ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or duodenum. There are several tests used to diagnose peptic ulcers.

Carbonated Drinks and Esophageal Cancer
Researchers have found a strong association between the rise in soda drinking and the increasing rates of esophageal cancer in the U.S. Learn why.

Alcohol Can Trigger Heartburn
Alcohol can have unpleasant effects on heartburn sufferers, so it' s best to avoid it if you suffer from acid reflux. Here are ways to minimize the problem.

Barium X-Rays - Swallow - Diagnosing Acid Reflux and UIcers
Diagnostic x-rays in which barium is used to diagnose abnormalities of the digestive tract. What can you expect if your doctor orders this test for you?

An Acid Reflex Sufferer's Guide to the Bernstein Test
The Bernstein test, or acid perfusion test, is a diagnostic procedure used to try to reproduce the symptoms of heartburn. Learn more about the test.

PH Test - Diagnosing Acid Reflux With a PH Test
If your doctor suspects you have GERD, he or she may use a esophageal pH test. Here's what can you expect.

Causes of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Mild, temporary heartburn is common after eating too much acidic food. But persistent heartburn or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has other causes.

What are the Causes and Symptoms of Appendicitis?
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. When treated promptly, most patients recover without difficulty. Learn the causes and symptoms.

Diagnosing Appendicitis
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Information about Esophageal Strictures
An esophageal stricture is a gradual narrowing of the esophagus, which can lead to swallowing difficulties. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment.

Can Baking Soda Help to Stop Heartburn?
Can baking soda stop heartburn? Find out how this home remedy may help relieve the symptoms of heartburn and how else to deal with heartburn.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Heartburn-Friendly Recipes
For the heartburn-safe diet, ist isn't just the foods you select that help you with the heartburn. It is also important how the foods are prepared. Heartburn-friendly recipes will help heartburn sufferer prepare food that will aide in good digestion.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Daily menus
Another important step in creating your heartburn-safe diet is preparing complete meals with foods you are able to eat. To help you plan your meals, sample menus have been created to provide you with suggestions for heartburn-friendly meals.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Weekly menus
Another important step in creating your heartburn-safe diet is preparing complete meals with foods you are able to eat. To help you plan your meals, sample menus have been created to provide you with suggestions for heartburn-friendly meals.

Books About Hiatal Hernias
There are several books on the market about the hiatal hernia that contain information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and living with a hiatal hernia.

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Have GERD
Do you seem to have heartburn a lot? Maybe you are doing something you shouldn't. Here are the top 10 things you should stop doing if you have GERD.

10 Tips on How to Live With a Hiatal Hernia
Have you been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia but don't know what to do next? This article will give you some needed tips on how manage your hernia.

Avoiding Foods That Cause Heartburn
If you suffer from heartburn, there are foods you may want to limit or avoid altogether. Learn what these foods are, and how they can cause heartburn.

Information About Peptic Ulcers
A peptic ulcer is a sore or lesion that forms in the lining of the stomach or in the first part of the small intestine.

How Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Work
Proton pump inhibitors are used to treat GERD, stomach/peptic ulcers, and other digestive disorders. Learn how PPIs work and compare to H2 blockers.

Taking Zantac
Zantac is in a class of heartburn medications called H2 blockers. Learn how it decreases stomach acid, and the precautions and side effects of taking it.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - The Types of Hiatal Hernia
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Conditions Most Often Associated with Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Will Milk Help Stop the Heartburn?
Many people believe that drinking a glass of milk will help their heartburn, but this is a heartburn myth. Try these tips to ease heartburn instead.

Can Chewing Gum Relieve Heartburn?
Chewing gum may be a natural remedy for heartburn. Find out how it can help your symptoms and whether it matters what type of gum you chew.

How Does Smoking Cause Heartburn?
You may think smoking would have more effect on the lungs, mouth, and throat. But the stomach? Learn what effect the smoking actually has on the body.

What Causes Heartburn?
Not everyone who eats spicy foods will get heartburn. Why do some people suffer from heartburn while others do not? What's the difference between heartburn and acid reflux disease?

What Can I Eat if I have Heartburn? - Daily Menu Suggestions
These menus contain foods I've found are safe for me to eat as a GERD sufferer.Suggestions for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are given.

What is Gastroparesis
Has your doctor said you have astroparesis? This is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty. It often occurs in people diabetes.

How to Diagnose Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This can lead to more pressure against the lower esophageal sphincter, forcing it to relax prematurely, which can then lead to more reflux. What is it diagnosed? Page 2.

Medication to Treat Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This can lead to more pressure against the lower esophageal sphincter, forcing it to relax prematurely, which can then lead to more reflux. How is it treated? Page 3.

Gastroparesis
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This can lead to more pressure against the lower esophageal sphincter, forcing it to relax prematurely, which can then lead to more reflux. How is it treated? Page 4.

Gastroparesis Research
Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. This can lead to more pressure against the lower esophageal sphincter, forcing it to relax prematurely, which can then lead to more reflux. What is the hope for the future? Page 5.

What Causes GERD and Associated Heartburn?
In most people, GERD is due to a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that opens to allow food and liquids to pass into the stomach.

What Can Cause a Persistent Cough?
In some studies, GERD (or acid-reflux) accounted for about nearly half of cases of persistent cough in nonsmoking patients. Learn how to treat GERD.

Gallstones Varieties and Formation
Learn about the two types of gallstones and how they form.

Upper Endoscopy - Test for GERD and Hiatal Hernias
Here's what to expect when your doctor orders an upper endoscopy. Turns out he wants a look for hernias, cancer, and other conditions.

What You Can Expect if You Need an Upper Endoscopy
Your doctor has ordered an upper endoscopy for you. Does that seem intimidating? Learning what to expect can take away much of the apprehension.

A Definition of the Upper Esophageal Sphincter
A definition of upper esophageal sphincter and an overview of its function in the body. The sphincter plays a role in the development of heartburn.

Tums Is an Antacid Treatment for Heartburn
Tums is used as an antacid to relieve heartburn, acid indigestion, and stomach upset. Please keep in mind that Tums provides temporary relief.

Most Common Prescription Medications Used to Treat GERD
What medications can help Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD? Here are five.

Treatments for Barrett's Esophagus
Treating underlying GERD may slow the progress of Barrett's esophagus and help prevent further complications.

Support for Heartburn Sufferers: Wedge Pillows, Wedge Supports, Bed Wedges
If staying up all night isn't the option you are prepared to take for handling your nighttime heartburn, one of these wedge supports may help.

Heartburn - Common Medications and Treatments
What type of medication you use will depends on how severe your symptoms are. You should always discuss their use with your doctor.

Top Treatments For Heartburn (Treating Acid Reflux)
When you suffer from chronic heartburn, it's important to know how to treat the heartburn. The treatments can range from lifestyle change to surgery.

Maalox - Antacid Treatment for Heartburn
Maalox is an antacid containing aluminium hydroxide and magnesium hydroxide. These help neutralize or reduce stomach acid (antacid). Some formulas also contain Simethicone, which helps treat the gassy, bloated feeling (antigas).

Lifestyle Changes Can Reduce Chronic Heartburn Symptoms
What we do in our daily lives will often determine how much we suffer from chronic heartburn. Learn how lifestyle changes can improve GERD symptoms.

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Suffer From Heartburn
Your habits may be making your heartburn worse without you realizing it. Control or stop your heartburn by following these heartburn prevention tips.

Is There a Cure for Heartburn?
No immediate cure, with the ability to get off all medications and never suffer from heartburn again, has been shown to work in the typical person.

10 Symptoms of Peptic Ulcers
Do you think you may have a peptic ulcer? Gastric (stomach) ulcers and duodenal ulcers are usually referred to as peptic ulcers. Learn the symptoms

What Does Heartburn Feel Like?
Do you sometimes get a burning pain behind your breast bone or in your throat? It may be heartburn. Here are 6 signs of what heartburn feels like.

6 Ways to Know if You're Suffering From GERD
Do you wonder what the symptoms of GERD is? This article will tell you the 6 ways to know if you're suffering from GERD

Common Symptoms of GERD in Infants (Chronic Reflux)
Reflux occurs often in normal infants. More than half of all babies experience reflux during the first 3 months of life. Here are some symptoms.

Tagamet - H2 Blocker - Treatment for Acid Reflux
Tagamet is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. Learn what it treats, the precautions, and side effects.

Recognizing the Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. It is important to know what the symptoms are for this type of cancer.

Symptoms of GERD in Children
When the lower esophageal sphincter doesn't close properly, stomach contents and acid can back up into the esophagus. If your child experiences any of the following symptoms of acid reflux, medical attention is needed.

Stomach Pain: Possible Causes
Stomach pain is your body telling you that something is wrong. Here are three types of pain and the conditions could be causing them.

Stages of Esophageal Cancer Progression
Diagnosed with esophageal cancer, now what? Tests to pinpoint the stage of your esophageal cancer and determine your treatment plan.

Stages of Stomach Cancer
After stomach cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread, and determine the stage of the cancer.

How the Digestive Process Is Controlled
Learn what the two ways the digestive process is controlled are.

How Many People Have Acid Reflux, Heartburn or GERD?
Learn how many people suffer from acid reflux (also known as heartburn), and how many have the more serious condition gastroesophageal reflux disease.

How Do I Know If I Have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Do you think you have gastroesophageal reflux disease? Here are the 6 signs of GERD you should look for.

Proton Pump Inhibitors versus H2 Blockers: What You Need to Know
Both PPIs and H2 Blockers are used to manage gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Find out how they work and the differences between them.

How Can I Eat at a Chinese Restaurant Without Heartburn
Tips on how you can eat out in a Chinese restaurant without getting heartburn.

Your Guide to Rolaids: Antacid Treatment for Heartburn
Rolaids is used to relieve the symptoms of acid indigestion, heartburn, gas, and sour stomach. Here's a comparison of the product's active ingredients.

Options for Heartburn Treatment
If you're among those with chronic heartburn, you want and need a method of treating it, like lifestyle modifications or medication.

5 Tips on Managing Stress to Prevent Heartburn
Many people believe stress causes heartburn. But is this really true? And if you have heartburn and stress together, what can be done to alleviate both?

10 Heartburn Facts You Should Know
60 million adult Americans suffer from heartburn at least once a month, and 25 million suffer daily? This is one fact. Learn what the others are.

How Are H2 Blockers Different from Proton Pump Inhibitors
H2 blockers, also called H2-receptor antagonists, are medicines that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces by blocking one important producer of acid: histamine2. H2 blockers do not work the same way as proton pump inhibitors do. How are they different?

H2 Blockers for Heartburn Treatment
H2 blockers, also called H2 receptor antagonists, are medicines used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD.)

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as acid reflux disease, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus.

GERD - GERD Diagnosis - Diagnosing GERD
GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. Learn how GERD is diagnosed. Page 2.

GERD - Treating GERD - Treatment of GERD
GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. Learn how GERD is treated. Page 3.

GERD - Complications of GERD
GERD occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus. Learn about the complications of GERD. Page 4.

6 Facts About the Signs, Causes and Treatment of GERD
Get the facts about GERD with this list of six symptoms and other information about the disease characterized by heartburn, hoarseness and pain.

Gaviscon - Antacid Treatment for Heartburn
In addition to the acid-neutralizing ingredients found in most antacids, Gaviscon contains alginic acid and sodium bicarbonate. The combination of the alginic acid and bicarbonate will create a a foam barrier which floats on the stomach acid, possibly reducing the number of reflux episodes.

Symptoms of Pediatric GERD and Infant Acid Reflux
All babies spit up, but it's sometimes a sign of pediatric GERD. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of infant acid reflux.

What Causes Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders?
When you have a motility disorder, your digestive system doesn't work the way it should. Here are possible causes and symptoms for this problem.

19 Ways to Tell if Your Child Is Suffering From Acid Reflux
Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) often begins in infancy and then subsides, but for a small number of infants, GER symptoms continue as they grow older.

Acid Reflux in Teenagers
While chronic heartburn and GERD are often considered to be adult disorders, they're becoming more common among children and teens.

How to Prevent Nighttime Heartburn During Pregnancy
In addition to all the changes pregnancy brings, heartburn might be one of them. Here are tips for preventing nighttime heartburn during pregnancy.

Symptoms of GERD in Teens
Because of the increasing consumption of fast food and ever-expanding waistlines among teens, GERD is an increasing problem in teenagers. If your teenager experiences any of the following symptoms, medical attention is needed.

Preventing Heartburn During Pregnancy
Heartburn may occur while you are pregnant. Though you may not be able to eliminate it completely, you can use these 13 steps to minimize your discomfort.

Why Does Persistent Acid Reflux Sometimes Lead to Cancer?
In research recently published, scientists discovered that people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), particularly those with the GERD complication

Pepcid - H2 Blocker - Treatment for Acid Reflux
Pepcid is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. Learn how this heartburn medication works and it's side effects.

Gastritis - Your Guide to Gastritis - Living with Gastritis
Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Causes of Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Symptoms of Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Treatment for Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Living With a Hiatal Hernia
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Informational Links
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Hiatal Hernias - Your Guide to Hiatal Hernias - Diagnosing Hiatal Hernias
Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

The Stages of Hiatal Hernias and More
Learn what hiatal hernias are (including the stages of hiatal hernia), their causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and complications.

Tips for Preventing Infant Acid Reflux or GERD
Many babies have spitting up problems that don't require treatment and are called

Using Proton Pump Inhibitors to Treat Acid Reflux
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are prescribed to treat GERD, ulcers and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Learn about the benefits and risks of these drugs.

Your Guide to Heartburn Treatment with Nexium
Nexium is prescribed to treat peptic ulcers, GERD, erosive esophagitis, and Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Learn about risks, precautions, and side effects.

Mylanta for the Treatment of Heartburn, Ulcer and More
Mylanta acts as an antacid and is most commonly used in the treatment of GERD (heartburn), gastritis, hiatal hernias as well as peptic ulcer.

Tips and Lifestyle Changes to Ease Nighttime Heartburn
Nearly eight in 10 heartburn sufferers experience symptoms at night, but following the tips on this list can help you ease nighttime heartburn.

Heartburn Diet - Creating Your Heartburn Diet - Heartburn-Free Diet - Heartburn record
heartburn, acid reflux, heartburn record

Atonic Colon - Definition, Symptoms, Causes
What is atonic colon? Learn more about this lazy colon condition, including the causes, symptoms, and why it is mistaken for atomic colon.

Appendicitis - Treatment & Complications
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, there is no effective medical therapy, so appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. When treated promptly, most patients recover without difficulty. Learn what the treatment and complications of appendicitis are. Page 3.

Bed Aids for Nighttime Heartburn Sufferers
If you suffer from nighttime heartburn, elevating your head while sleeping can help control acid reflux. These wedges and bed modifications can help.

Heartburn-Free Recipes for the Acid Reflux Diet
For the Acid Reflux Diet - These recipes that will help heartburn sufferers prepare food that will aide in good digestion. It isn't just the foods you select that help you with the heartburn. It is also important how the foods are prepared.

GERD
Information about heartburn and GERD

Good Foods, Bad Foods, Recipes For Acid Reflux Sufferers
Certain foods can aggravate your heartburn symptoms, and it's best to limit or avoid completely those foods and drinks that result in acid reflux. Heartburn-free recipes are also important. Knowing how to prepare food, and using the right ingredients, will aide in good digestion.

Weekly Menu Charts for the Acid Reflux Diet - Black and White
The following charts are arranged Sunday through Saturday. You can try them all in the order given, rearrange them, or choose the ones that appeal to your palate. These are suggestions only, and not the only foods you may be able to eat. You can add or subtract foods according to your preferences and what may or may not be your heartburn triggers.

Endoscopy - Frequently Asked Questions About Endoscopy
Frequently asked questions about endoscopy.

Weekly Menu Charts for the Acid Reflux Diet - Color
The following charts are arranged Sunday through Saturday. You can try them all in the order given, rearrange them, or choose the ones that appeal to your palate. These are suggestions only, and not the only foods you may be able to eat. You can add or subtract foods according to your preferences and what may or may not be your heartburn triggers.

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Peptic Ulcer Treatment
You have been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. Now what? Peptic ulcers can be healed with proper treatment.

Peptic Ulcers Complications
Can peptic ulcers result in complication? Yes, and this article explain what they are and how they require immediate medical attention.

What Causes GI Tract Bleeding in the Stomach?
There can be various causes of gastrointestinal tract bleeding in the stomach. These can include ulcers and cancer.

Does Being Overweight Increase the Chances of Experiencing Heartburn
Does weight affect your chances of having heartburn? Learn why your weight can affect your heartburn episodes

Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia
Fifty percent of hiatal hernia patients don't experience any symptoms. For the other 50 percent of patients, the following symptoms may occur.

Why Do Some Foods You Eat Cause Heartburn
Do you suffer from heartburn after eating certain foods? This article answers the question: Why do some foods cause heartburn and others don't?

GERD in the Elderly
The chances of developing GERD increases with age. Why does this happen? How can it be treated?

Medications That May Cause Heartburn
Do you experience heartburn after taking other medications? Sometimes it's the medications we take to treat other conditions that can be the culprit.

Is There a Cure For GERD
Can GERD be cured? While some ads say

Symptoms of Peptic Ulcer Complications
Warning signs that your peptic ulcer is possibly worse. If you display any of this warning signs, seek medical attention.

Surgery For Peptic Ulcers - Vagotomy, Antrectomy
Ulcers in the stomach are called gastric or stomach ulcers, and those in the duodenum are called duodenal ulcers. Learn what types of surgery may be needed.

Why Do Some Foods Cause Heartburn
Many people can trace at least some of their heartburn episodes to what they eat. Why do some foods cause heartburn and others don't?

What Is Gastritis? - Symptoms and Treatment
Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Several things can cause gastritis, one of which is chronic bile reflux. Although it doesn't cause heartburn, some of the symptoms of gastritis are similar to those produced by heartburn, and it's treated in a similar way to GERD, by taking medication to reduce stomach acid.

What You Need to Know About Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Have you been diagnosed with GERD, or think you may suffer from it? The resources listed in this article will give you the information you need.

What You Should Know About Peptic Ulcers
Do you think you have a peptic ulcer? The information in these articles will give you the tips you need to help you live with peptic ulcer each day.

What You Should Know About Acid Reflux Treatment Options
Do you know what treatments there are for heartburn? These articles will give you the info you need about the treatment options for acid reflux.

What Can I Eat If I Have a Hiatal Hernia
Do you have a hiatal hernia? Knowing how to control the heartburn that can result is important. The following tips can help you.

Diagnostic Tests for GERD
Heartburn that occurs repeatedly should be evaluated by a doctor to determine what's causing the problem. There are specific diagnostic tests the doctor will use to determine if your heartburn is something more serious, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Choosing the Right Heartburn Treatment
Deciding what heartburn remedy is the best giving you heartburn? Learn what the three types of heartburn treatments there are, and how each one works.

Ways That Smoking Affects Heartburn
Learn why cigarette smoking makes heartburn worse, and why you should cut back or quit completely.

Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia
If you have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, do you know what a paraesophageal hiatal hernia is? I'll show you why you need to know what this is.

What Do Your Symptoms Mean
Are you having symptoms of something but you don't know what? Learn what the most common symptoms of heartburn-related are disorders.

What You Should Know About Remedies Used to Treat Heartburn
Do you need a remedy for your heartburn? Read here about the types of remedies there are for the treatment of heartburn, and then talk to your doctor.

What Causes Heartburn
There are several causes of heartburn. Finding out what these are, and how they cause heartburn, can help you prevent it.

Mechanisms of Acid Reflux
There are three disturbances in the normal gastrointestinal (GI) function that can lead to GERD. What are these? Learn the answers here

What You Should Know About Hiatal Hernias
Do you think you have a hiatal hernia? These articles will give you the information you need to help you live with hiatal hernia each day.

Using Acid Reflux Medications Wisely
Up to half of all those who take medications do not take them as directed. If you decide to take medication for any medical condition, you should know how to take that medication wisely.

Tips for Seniors on the Safe Use of Acid Reflux Medications
As we age, the likelihood that we will need to take a medication increases. These tips are designed to help you learn how to take medication safely.

What is Indigestion?
Do you suffer from indigestion and wonder why it happens and what can be done about it? I will explain what it is, and tell you how it is treated.

Treatment for Gastroparesis
Have you been diagnosed with gastroparesis or suspect you have it? I'll show you the 3 ways this condition can be treated.

What Are the Causes of Heartburn
To help you understand the causes of heartburn and help you prevent it, learn how a healthy digestive system works, and what can cause heartburn.

Treating Laryngeal Cancer
Descriptions of the various treatment options for laryngeal cancer.

Causes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding in the Esophagus
Bleeding may occur anywhere in the GI tract. These are some of the causes of bleeding in the esophagus.

Reglan (Metoclopramide) Info and Uses
Reglan (Metoclopramide) is a medicine that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It stimulates stomach muscle contractions to help empty food. It also helps reduce nausea and vomiting.

Books Helping People - Living With Acid Reflux
There are many books out there on the topic of living with acid reflux. Here are some of the most popular ones.

Answers About Hiatal Hernias, Peptic Ulcers and Gallstones
If you have been diagnosed with a hiatal hernia, peptic ulcer disease, or gallstones, you may have questions. Find the answers you need here.

The Different Types of Acid Reflux Disease
Most people know what GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is. They understand it very well if they have been diagnosed with it. What is lesser know are the

What You Need to Know About GERD in Teens
While heartburn and GERD are often considered to be adult disorders, it is becoming more common among children and teens. This is what you should know

Pregnancy and Heartburn
Pregnancy and Heartburn: Heartburn can occur during pregnancy for several reasons. Find tips for avoiding heartburn during pregnancy.

Esophageal Cancer FAQ - Questions About Esophageal Cancer
Most commonly asked questions about esophageal cancer

Esophageal Cancer - What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer - Esophageal Cancer Symptoms
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. What are the symptoms of esophageal cancer?

Esophageal Cancer - What is the Treatment for Esophageal Cancer - Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. What is the treatment for esophageal cancer?

Esophageal Cancer - What is Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. What is esophageal cancer?

Esophageal Cancer - What is the Prognosis for Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus. What is the prognosis for those diagnosed with esophageal cancer?

Proton Pump Inhibitors For Treating Heartburn / Acid Reflux
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a group of prescription medications that prevent the release of acid in the stomach and intestines. Doctors prescribe PPIs to treat people with heartburn (acid reflux), ulcers of the stomach or intestine, or excess stomach acid (Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome).

Heartburn/GERD - Profile
Profile document index for the About.com Heartburn/GERD GuideSite

Esophageal Bacteria, GERD, and Barrett's Esophagus
A recent study showed that bacteria do live in the esophagus. These findings may have profound implications for treating diseases of the esophagus, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and the chronic inflammation associated with GERD that can lead to the development of a precancerous condition called Barrett's esophagus.

Alternative Treatments for Heartburn - Acid Reflux
For many chronic acid reflux sufferers, they want an alternate, natural way of treating their acid reflux. These range from folk and homeopathic remedies to healthy diets to lifestyle changes.

Antacids for the Treatment of Heartburn / Acid Reflux
Antacids work by neutralizing acid in the stomach. Antacids neutralize acid on contact to provide heartburn relief.

Asthma and Heartburn / Acid Reflux / GERD
Studies have shown there is a connection between heartburn and asthma in a large percentage of asthma patients.

GERD - Frequently Asked Questions About GERD
Frequently asked questions about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Histamine Receptor Antagonists For Treating Heartburn / Acid Reflux
This type of drug works by decreasing the amount of acid the stomach produces, and is used to treat conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid and conditions in which acid comes up into the esophagus and causes heartburn, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease.

If You Haven't Received a Diagnosis With Acid Reflux Disease Yet
If you want to know if your heartburn could be a sign of something more serious, such as Gastroesophagel reflux disease (also called Acid Reflux Disease), this section will help you find some of the answers you need.

Over-the-counter Treatments for Heartburn - Acid Reflux - OTC Remedies for Heartburn
There are various over-the-counter treatment options available for acid reflux. For some individuals, they've found relief from their heartburn symptoms by using these methods.

Pregnancy and Heartburn - Dealing With Acid Reflux During Your Pregnancy
Resources for dealing with heartburn during pregnancy. Included are tips for minimizing indigestion and acid reflux during pregnancy.

Prescription Medications for Treating Acid Reflux
There are many medications that are used to treat heartburn / acid reflux. Here you will find a description of some of these, including Proton pump inhibitors and Histamine receptor antagonists.

Prescription Medications for Heartburn - Acid Reflux - Prescriptions Medications for Acid Reflux Treatment
There are many medications that are used to treat heartburn / acid reflux. Here you will find a description of some of these.

Promotility Agents For Treating GERD
Promotility agents are used to improve GERD symptoms for patients with slow gastric emptying. They speed digestion, which prevents acid from staying in the stomach too long. They may also be used for patients with GERD when therapy with H2 blockers or Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) does not work.