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Acid Reflux Rises, Along With Obesity
In the past decade, there's been a spike in the number of people experiencing heartburn and other symptoms of acid reflux. And researchers say that a weight problem is to blame.
Acid Reflux Differs Between Genders
Do men have heartburn more often than women? Do women have worse symptoms than men?
Acid-suppressing drugs to treat spit-up?
Spitting up, crying, and irritability are all common behaviors for babies, right? So why are infants being prescribed acid-suppressing drugs to treat these symptoms?
What's Up with Keeping Acid Down?
With so many treatment options for acid reflux disease, it can be hard for patients and doctors to know which course to take. A new report clears things up by comparing the benefits and risks of acid reflux treatments.
Heartburn Babies
In the health care world, babies are different creatures than adults. Although babies can get some of the same diseases as adults, they may show different signs and need different treatments.
No Signs Doesn't Mean No Disease
If you have a health problem but no symptoms, you may not even know that you are sick. Some people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, have this problem.
Lungs Live Longer Without Heartburn
Sometimes, treating one disease can help patients deal with another. This seems to be the case for patients with a certain lung disease who are also being treated for acid reflux disease.
Do the Drugs Do the Job for Kids?
Heartburn isn't just a problem for adults. Kids can have the condition too. So, should doctors treat children the same way as adults? Do the same heartburn drugs work for people of all ages?
Heartburn Isn't a Cancer Sentence
Over time, heartburn can wear down the lining of your esophagus. This can put you at risk for cancer. But is the risk really that high?
Drugs Can't Keep the Liquids Down
Heartburn and regurgitation (when stomach fluids rise back to the mouth) are the usual signs of acid reflux disease. The most popular acid reflux drugs may work well to stop heartburn, regurgitations is another story.