What are probiotics and what do they do?

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We all know that the food we consume builds our body and the intestinal tract is responsible for the digestion and absorption of energy from the food we consume. The intestinal tract consists of numerous bacteria that help in keeping the body healthy. However there is a possibility that these bacteria can be affected because […]

Is this Chest Pain from GERD or a Heart Attack?

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Chest pain is a common symptom of both these medical conditions – heart attack and heartburn(GERD). A heart attack is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical assistance while GERD is a relatively less serious ailment for which you need timely medical care but do not need to rush to the hospital in an emergency. […]

Is this Chest Pain from GERD or a Heart Attack?

Chest pain is a common symptom of both these medical conditions – heart attack and heartburn(GERD). A heart attack is a life-threatening condition and requires immediate medical assistance while GERD is a relatively less serious ailment for which you need timely medical care but do not need to rush to the hospital in an emergency. […]

9 ways to prevent GERD

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Heartburn is characterized by a burning sensation in the throat and chest. It is usually experienced after eating a heavy meal or lying down immediately after finishing your food. This causes the food along with the gastric acids from the stomach to move up to the esophagus. Although not a serious medical ailment, acid reflux […]

GERD can get Worse – Do not Delay Treatment

It is not unusual to experience a burning sensation after eating a heavy meal or some spicy food. This discomfort is more commonly witnessed by people who are obese or tend to lie down immediately after eating food. The medical condition associated with these symptoms is referred to as acid reflux or heartburn. Owing to […]

What Lifestyle Changes Help Manage Heartburn?

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Heartburn or acid reflux, also known as GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) occurs when the muscles of the lower esophagus do not function as desired. Due to this disorder, food from the stomach along with the stomach acids makes way up to the esophagus (food pipe) and causes a burning sensation around the chest, up till […]

Chronic Kidney Disease and GERD

What is GERD? Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease abbreviated as GERD is a health condition that occurs when the muscle separating the esophagus from the stomach becomes weak and allows the contents of the stomach to enter into the esophagus. As a result, the digestive acids from the stomach move up from the stomach to the esophagus […]

GERD – Symptoms and Relief

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GERD is the acronym for Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease. GERD, also known as Acid Reflux, is the medical condition that refers to the mucosal damage caused by the stomach acids that make their way up from the stomach to the esophagus. GERD symptoms vary from person to person but are evident and easily recognizable. GERD […]