Study Examines Importance of Taking PPIs Before Breakfast

A new study looked at drugs known as proton pump inhibitors.  Proton pump inhibitors work to reduce the amount of acid produced in the stomach and treat symptoms of acid reflux.  Proton pump inhibitors do not provide immediate relief.  Proton pump inhibitors require about 7 days of continuous use to take effect. New research shows…

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Foods That Can Help You Fight Acid Reflux

Many times we are told what foods can make our acid reflux worse, but we are not told that there are foods that can help to control acid reflux.  There are foods that you can incorporate into your diet to help to control your symptoms of acid reflux.  You should consume naturally low-acid foods to…

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When Should I Talk to My Gastroenterologist Regarding My Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

Three out of 10 people experience heartburn occasionally.  Most people are able to manage symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux with over-the-counter medications and through lifestyle changes.  If you are not able to manage your symptoms with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes you should schedule an appointment with your gastroenterologist to see what your options are…

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Anti-Reflux Regimen

What Lifestyle Changes Should I Make? Lifestyle factors do not cause acid reflux disease, but they can trigger or worsen your symptoms.  In addition to taking medicine, you will want to make lifestyle changes to help control your symptoms. CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE: •Eat small meals – Large meals can make your stomach too full and…

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Tips to Ease Heartburn Symptoms at Night

Many people suffer from symptoms of heartburn especially at night.  Research has shown that 4 out of 5 people who suffer from heartburn get nighttime heartburn.  Nighttime heartburn can impair sleep.   It is important to understand how to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn at nighttime.   There are steps that you can take to change…

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