15 Reasons Proton Pump Inhibitors Are a Temporary Fix for Acid Reflux

15 Reasons Proton Pump Inhibitors Are a Temporary Fix for Acid Reflux

Did you know that proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are the most effective type of drug presented for the temporary treatment of acid reflux and heartburn? In case you are wondering why, this is due to their consistent and powerful impact on gastric acid secretion.

Here’s more good news. PPIs have revealed an exceptional profile following nearly 18 years of clinical practice. The chances of healing an erosive esophagus with a PPI was more than 90 percent of the time. As for full symptom resolution, patients with Barrett’s esophagus are attainable in nearly 80 percent, but these are just the numbers.

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When It’s Not Acid Reflux: 16 Subtle Signs You Have Full Blown GERD

When It's Not Acid Reflux: 16 Subtle Signs You Have Full Blown GERD

It was your colleague’s birthday and she decided to throw a celebration in the office pantry. All it took was one bite of warm, gooey cheese pizza and your digestive system decided to revolt. Then there was a burning sensation in your chest and you knew that something is wrong. Does this scenario sound familiar to you?

There are more than 60 million Americans who suffer from this uncomfortable condition, also known as heartburn, at least once a month. On the other hand, there are those who experience this problem on a weekly or even daily basis, which could be gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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GERD: 9 Facts You Need to Prevent Acid Reflux Complications

GERD: 9 Facts You Need to Prevent Acid Reflux Complications

You may think it was just heartburn due to a burning sensation in your chest area, which you may notice usually happens after you eat, during or after you work out, or when you lie down at night. Apparently, you are one of the 60 million Americans who experience this issue.

It could just be heartburn; however, if you experience heartburn at least twice a week on a regular basis, you could have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD – and that means you need to see a doctor.

Understanding GERD: Why You Should Never Ignore This Condition

When you eat, food passes down from your mouth to throat and down to your esophagus until it reaches the stomach. The lower esophageal sphincter or LES facilitates the passage of food and remains tightly closed, except when you swallow food. If the LES fails to close, the acid contents from your stomach will travel all the way up to the esophagus and cause the following symptoms:

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Eleven Little Lifestyle Changes For Major Heartburn Management

heartburnHeartburn can be problematic at the best of times, but that does not mean it has to take over your life forever. Many people feel this way, but that does not have to be the case as that is an issue you should be having.

Is it possible to manage it as you want to? Yes, it is possible to manage it in the right manner as long as you are as patient as you can be in this regard.

Let’s take a glance at eleven changes that can be made to your lifestyle right off the bat that are going to make you more than happy with how things are going.

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12 Quick Tips for Cooling Off A Heartburn

heartburnThere is no denying the fact that the word heartburn is frightening and gives a scary picture. I mean imagining your heart on fire would make you think of instant death.

Well, that is not actually the case with this condition as it’s usually the esophagus which experiences a burn and not the heart. It is just that the term heartburn is easier to say than what we would otherwise call esophagus burn.

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