Heartburn and Acid Reflux Becoming More Common

The results of a study published in the medical journal GUT on 21 December 2011 are showing a worrying increase in the frequency with which symptoms of heartburn or acid reflux are suffered. The research which was carried out in Norway collected health informa...

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Stretta® Therapy in the News

On 22 November 2011  the American Journal of Gastroenterology gave advance online publication to the findings of a study to evaluate the application of radiofrequency energy (Stretta® therapy) in the treatment of GERD.  The data which came from the double b...

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Heartburn Home Remedy: Baking Soda for Heartburn or Reflux

Baking soda is an effective home remedy for heartburn and acid reflux which has helped soothe the symptoms of many sufferers but it is very high in sodium so it is not suitable for everyone to use nor it is suitable for long term use. Baking soda works to ease...

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Home Remedy for Reflux and Heartburn at Night: Bed Wedges

Most heartburn sufferers are likely to experience heartburn symptoms at night, but this is not really surprizing as lying down on your bed can often put considerable pressure on your lower esophageal sphincter(LES), as the contents of your stomach press agains...

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The Side Effects of Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs)

Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are an important type of medication that can help to treat heartburn and ulcers but like all medications they do carry certain risks and side effects.  If you have been prescribed any of these medications and have concerns you sh...

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