GERD Awareness Week

What is GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease is a common condition that affects the digestive system, specifically the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). It’s the ring of muscle between the esophagus and the stomach. Normally, the LES opens in order to allow food to go through the stomach and closes to prevent food and gastric juices to […]

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Is it GERD or Acid Reflux?

Although GERD and acid reflux are closely related, they are not exactly the same. What is acid reflux? Acid reflux refers to the backward flow of the stomach acid into the esophagus. If you are suffering from acid reflux, it’s not uncommon to taste sour liquid or regurgitated food at the back of your throat. […]

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Nissen Fundoplication for Treatment of GERD

How are GERD and Hiatal Hernia Related? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a long-term condition where acid from the stomach comes up into the esophagus. A hiatal hernia occurs when the opening in the diaphragm where the esophagus passes through to connect to the stomach is too large. The stomach may bulge through this opening […]

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GERD Awareness

November is GERD Awareness Month. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, over 60 million Americans experience heartburn, the most common symptom of GERD. GERD (or gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a medical condition in which stomach acid, food, and fluid flow back into the esophagus. Anyone can develop GERD, but it’s more common in the […]

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Heartburn and Holiday Food

Food is an important part of most holiday celebrations. This is one of the reasons everyone enjoys holidays so much! However, these big holiday dinners can sometimes be a bad thing – especially for the gut. Also known as acid reflux, heartburn happens when acid in the stomach moves up into the esophagus through the […]

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Treatment Options for GERD

GERD, or Gastroesophagael Reflux Disease, is a very common medical condition, affecting up to 40% of adults. While reasons for developing GERD are numerous, it is more prominent with age and obesity. As the baby boomers get older and as our country is experiencing a rise in obesity, GERD will likely become even more prevalent. […]

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A Beginnner’s Guide to Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication Procedure

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also known as GERD, impacts approximately 30 to 40% of American adults. Normally, upon swallowing, a valve between the esophagus and stomach opens to allow food to pass, and then closes to prevent stomach contents from refluxing back into the esophagus. For people who suffer from GERD, a dysfunction in the valve […]

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Why do heartburn symptoms surface at night?

Heartburn is an unpleasant condition that can take the pleasure out of meals and lead to some restless nights. There are a number of contributing factors to the symptoms of heartburn, but one common denominator is the surfacing of symptoms in the evening. To find out why, let us first learn a little more about […]

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What No One Tells You About GERD Causes

The causes of GERD are complex and numerous. We all may experience symptoms of heartburn at times; however, persistent acid reflux is referred to as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. GERD may be accentuated as a result of the abnormally high production of acid, but the more common causes of GERD are related to anatomic […]

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