Tag: Understanding Acid Reflux Disease

  • Cooking Tips for Heartburn-Friendly Meals

    For someone with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eating certain foods can cause extreme acid reflux and heartburn. Learn how to cook without the heartburn with these healthy tips.

  • Smoking: A Culprit in the World of Reflux

    In the past two decades, a lot of research has come out about tobacco use—and the news hasn’t been good for tobacco companies. Whereas once smoking appeared to be a harmless pastime, something that just about everyone did, inside and outdoors, that isn’t the game anymore. Tobacco use continues to decline across the United States,…

  • For Acid Reflux, Put the Soda Down

    For Acid Reflux, Put the Soda Down

    Soda is hands-down one of the most popular drinks in the United States. This can be proven on the number of sales alone. Based on national sale data, there is enough soda sold annually for every adult to drink a full 45 gallons of soda per year. There are aquariums sold that are smaller than…

  • Acid Reflux More Common than Ever

    Americans are dealing with more health problems now than they ever had in the past. This is based on statistical data that finds that chronic diseases are pretty much on the rise across the board. One of the biggest causes of this startling rise in health problems is obesity, which directly affects more than one-third…

  • Chewing away Heartburn

    Chewing away Heartburn

    Acid reflux is one of the most common ailments experienced by adults in the United States. While some are lucky to only feel the pain of heartburn every once in a while, millions of US adults have symptoms of the condition more than once a week.

  • GERD: Why Diet Will Always Matter

    Acid reflux disease is a chronic health problem that impacts about 60 percent of the US adult population. Another chronic health problem that is currently an issue with about the same number of US adults: obesity. The foods you choose to eat, and how much food you eat, have a direct influence on your acid…

  • Dealing with GERD: Symptom Solutions

    GERD is one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States. Gastroesophageal reflux disease happens when the door that separates the stomach from the esophagus becomes weakened or damaged. This door is called the lower esophageal sphincter, or LES. It is designed to close as soon as food moves from your esophagus into…

  • Can a Drink of Water Wash Away GERD Symptoms?

    The inside of your stomach is a highly acidic environment; at rest, it hovers around a pH of 2. When this acid escapes into the esophagus, the result is painful heartburn. Can a drink of water put out the fire?

  • Tobacco Use and GERD

    Tobacco use may cause acid reflux and symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a medical condition that may cause an uncomfortable burning sensation beneath the breastbone and may even cause long-lasting tissue damage.

  • GERD Food Triggers

    Heartburn occurs when acid from the stomach flows back up into the esophagus through the lower esophageal sphincter muscle. In some cases, this occurs because the individual’s sphincter is weak. In other cases, problematic foods may have caused the sphincter to relax, allowing acid to flow through. People who experience heartburn frequently may be diagnosed…