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Heartburn

Also called: GERD, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Acid Reflux, Esophageal Reflux

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I found this information in an article - on the symptoms of heart burn:Many people have different acid reflux-related heartburn triggers, but most...
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Pregnancy is always a tough one, and the one thing I can tell you is that the recommendations are usually for lifestyle modification. Pregnant women...
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Yes. It would be safe to use Zantac with the medications your daughter is taking.
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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be thought of as chronic symptoms of heartburn. The term refers to the frequent backing up (reflux) of...
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When you swallow, a muscular valve known as the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, which is located where the esophagus joins the stomach, opens to...
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Heartburn is an irritation of the esophagus that is caused by stomach acid. With gravity's help, a muscular valve called the lower esophageal...
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The basic cause of heartburn is an underactive lower esophageal sphincter, or LES, that doesn't tighten as it should. Two excesses often contribute...
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Unlike happy spitters, babies are diagnosed with GERD if the vomiting seems to be causing significant problems, such as: discomfort and pain...
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The most common symptoms of reflux in kids are: Frequent or recurrent vomiting. Frequent or persistent cough. Refusing to eat or difficulty eating...
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I would not add any more medications on your regimen without consulting your health-care professional and getting the condition looked at. It is...
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This is a great question because there is currently much debate about this issue. Recent studies have shown that long-term use of PPIs can lead to an...
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Heartburn is a daily occurrence for 10% of Americans and 50% of pregnant women. It's an occasional nuisance for another 30% of the population. Common...
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Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with the heart. (Some of the symptoms, however, are similar to those of a heart attack or heart disease...
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Severe heartburn and asthma often go hand-in-hand. Recent studies show that up to 89% of those with asthma also suffer from severe heartburn, known...
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There are so[me] normal changes that occur in pregnancy which may cause some pain ... Progesterone, a hormone that is high in pregnancy can cause the...
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