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The ups and downs of heartburn

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Heartburn. Is it serious? It might be. Heartburn is caused when acid in the stomach refluxes into the lower esophagus. The stomach has good protection against acid, but the esophagus doesn’t https://idahostatejournal.com/news/local/the-ups-and-downs-of-heartburn/article_32d4ca94-6578-5429-9a0f-5e2530dd0c5f.html

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Surgery for Heartburn Might Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

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Researchers say the acid reflux surgery, as well as medication taken for the condition, seem to lower the risk of developing adenocarcinoma. https://www.healthline.com/health-news/surgery-for-heartburn-might-reduce-risk-of-esophageal-cancer#1

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5 big challenges for gastroenterologists + why to consider a cash-pay model

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Gastroenterologist Gilbert Simoni, MD, of Advanced Gastroenterology in Thousand Oaks, Calif., discusses the key challenges and opportunities for gastroenterology physicians today https://www.beckersasc.com/gastroenterology-and-endoscopy/5-big-challenges-for-gastroenterologists-why-to-consider-a-cash-pay-model.html

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A new brush helps detect precancerous cells in the esophagus

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Sixty million Americans suffer from acid reflux, which can lead to cancer of the esophagus if left untreated. http://www.wndu.com/content/news/A-new-brush-helps-detect-precancerous-cells-in-the-esophagus–492020471.html

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GERD: Acid reflux troubles

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is that irritating acid that can build in the stomach and esophagus. Many of us experience this from time to time, but chronic heartburn, chest pain, difficulty swallowing, feeling like there is a lump in the … Continue reading

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Why Does Heartburn Get Worse as You Age?

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here was a time when late night pizza or a diner run didn’t destroy you — let alone overindulging at dinner. But over the years, does it seem like that burning sensation keeps moving up your chest (oh no, heartburn … Continue reading

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Treatment for severe heartburn prevents cancer of esophagus, study shows

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Medical or surgical treatment of severe heartburn prevents cancer of the esophagus, a study from Karolinska Institutet with almost one million Nordic patients reveals. The results are published in the scientific journal JAMA Oncology. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180823113615.htm

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Fighting Acid Reflux Symptoms With Plant-Based Foods

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Acid reflux is an incredibly common health issue that is often overlooked or self-diagnosed improperly. On average 60 million adults suffer from acid reflux every month, 25 million of which experience symptoms on a daily basis. But even being such … Continue reading

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The Stretta Procedure

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Heartburn is a burning sensation behind the breast bone when stomach contents reflux backward into the esophagus (gastroesophageal reflux, GER). GER occurs in 10 percent to 48 percent of the U.S. population. Untreated GER has potentially severe complications including erosive … Continue reading

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Proton Pumps Halt Acid Production

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  Proton Pumps Halt Acid Production

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