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How to Prevent and Treat Acid Reflux

The old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" certainly applies to acid reflux: It's better to prevent acid reflux than to treat it.

When you get acid reflux, if you keep doing whatever [more…]

What Causes Acid Reflux?

Acid reflux is the result of a malfunctioning lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The LES is a small ring of muscles between the esophagus and stomach. When functioning correctly, it opens to allow food [more…]

What's the Difference Between Acid Reflux, Heartburn, and GERD?

The terms acid reflux, heartburn, and GERD are often used interchangeably, but there is a difference among these three digestive disorders: [more…]

Is Acid Reflux Dangerous?

Acid reflux is dangerous because it's linked with several serious, life-threatening medical conditions. One of the more serious conditions associated with reflux is [more…]

Acid Reflux Diet & Cookbook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

There are many opinions out there about how to treat acid reflux. It can get confusing! Particularly confusing is the fact that what triggers one person's reflux may not trigger yours. This Cheat Sheet [more…]

Exercising to Reduce Reflux

Exercise can be a big help to acid reflux sufferers. Which reflux sufferers can benefit most from exercise? Those who are overweight.

Exercise promotes a healthy weight, and a healthy weight is important [more…]

Finding Reflux-Friendly Snacks

You may have had the experience of gaining weight because you ate too many snacks and/or the wrong types of snacks. That can certainly happen. It's awfully easy to polish off a bag of potato chips, and [more…]

An Acid-Reflux Guide to Eating Out

When you're at home you have total control over what you're eating. When venturing out, however, avoiding reflux trigger foods is harder.

When you know where you're going to eat, do a few minutes of online [more…]

10 Resources for Help with Acid Reflux

When you wake up in the middle of the night choking on acid, it's easy to feel alone. But you're not alone. Millions of other people suffer from acid reflux. Another way you're not alone: There are lots [more…]

10 Benefits of Getting Rid of Acid Reflux

As you know, getting rid of acid reflux has many benefits. Some are directly related to the elimination of reflux symptoms, while others are secondary benefits that stem from reflux-reduction efforts [more…]

10 Myths about Acid Reflux

If you’ve been vocal about your acid reflux, you’ve heard it all by now. Loved ones and complete strangers have probably offered advice and information. Some of it may be true, and some of it may be myth [more…]

10 Cooking Changes You Can Make to Fight Acid Reflux

Following a reflux-friendly diet isn’t draconian or iron clad. It involves looking at foods and habits in new ways and making substitutions when necessary. The ten tips here will make the changes easier [more…]

8 Eating Habit Changes to Minimize Acid Reflux

The advice given here to help reduce acid reflux can work for any diet, whether you’re vegetarian, gluten free, or just reducing calories. The very first step is to decide that you want to change your [more…]

Cooking Your Way to Less Acid Reflux

One way you can take control over your battle with acid reflux is to begin cooking your meals at home. It's easy to just grab a quick bite from a restaurant after work or between picking up the kids at [more…]

Special Situations That Affect Acid Reflux

A wide variety of special circumstances can influence a treatment plan for acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). One special case is acid reflux caused by a [more…]

Heartburn versus Acid Reflux

When most people think about acid reflux, they immediately think of heartburn and use the words interchangeably. Although reflux and heartburn are related, they’re not the same thing. [more…]

What Acid Reflux Does

Acid reflux is a digestive disorder that involves the esophagus and stomach. When you eat or drink, the contents travel down your esophagus and into your stomach. At the entrance to your stomach is a ring [more…]

Pregnant Women and Acid Reflux

It’s common for women to experience their first bout of acid reflux during pregnancy. In fact, 50 percent of women develop some form of acid reflux during their pregnancy. The two most common acid-reflux [more…]

Children and Acid Reflux

Children can experience acid reflux just like adults. Most children who get acid reflux experience their symptoms shortly after eating. Playing energetically [more…]

Infants and Acid Reflux

Every parent knows it’s common for babies to spit up after meals. However, if vomiting is frequent, the infant seems to experience pain or discomfort when feeding, or experiences weight loss, the baby [more…]

The Tests Your Doctor May Run for Acid Reflux

Because acid reflux is so common and generally doesn’t result in further medical complications, it’s common for physicians to diagnose acid reflux based on symptoms alone. If you experience mild or infrequent [more…]

Reliance on Antacids: Not a Good Thing

You’ve probably taken antacids at some point in your battle with acid reflux. The effectiveness of antacids varies from person to person. Although antacids may eliminate all discomfort for some people, [more…]

Coughing and Acid Reflux

Coughing may not sound like a big deal. Everyone coughs from time to time. Yes, it can hurt and make your throat feel raw and dry, but it’ll feel better in a few days, right? Unfortunately, this is not [more…]

Hoarseness and Acid Reflux

Just like coughing, it’s common for people with reflux to experience hoarseness. Hoarseness can be extremely uncomfortable. If you’ve ever had to clear your throat while you were sick, you can start to [more…]

What Is GERD?

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious, chronic, or longer-lasting form of acid reflux. Although heartburn and acid reflux are extremely common, with almost everyone experiencing them [more…]

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