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Testing of the Esophagus by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:41pm GERD Esophagram An esophagram is a radiographic study of the esophagus in which the patient swallows barium (a contrast agent) and the radiologist visualizes the esophagus and stomach under fluoroscopy. This test can help detect if there is a problem with a stricture (narrowing) in the esophagus or if a hiatal hernia is present. It ca ... Read on »
Gastritis by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm Gastritis is not a single disease, but several different conditions that all have inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastritis can be caused by drinking too much alcohol, prolonged use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as aspirin or ibuprofen, or infection with bacteria such as Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori ). Sometim ... Read on »
Acid Reflux and GERD by Dr. Daniel Kalish Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:11pm Acid Reflux or Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), also known or associated with heartburn and indigestion, happens when acid or bile from the stomach leaks back up through the esophagus, which will irritate and damage the delicate lining of the esophagus. When stomach acid leaks back up into the esophagus, it is called acid reflux. N ... Read on »
Acid Reflux Disease by Jan Posted Sat 19 Dec 2009 6:47pm Acid reflux or Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) disease  occurs when the acid rich liquid content of the stomach regurgitates into the esophagus. This acid-rich liquid can inflame and damage the lining of your esophagus. The refluxed liquid may also contain bile that that has backed-up into the stomach from the small intestine (duodenum). The st ... Read on »
Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:57pm Research by Norimasa Yoshida The etiology of esophageal mucosal injury is complex, since it may involve the reflux of gastric acid, bile acid, and pancreatic juice, external factors such as drugs and alcohol, or functional factors such as esophagogastric motility. The mechanism of esophageal mucosal injury has gradually been understood at t ... Read on »
Okra: Natural remedy for constipation, acid reflux and others by Peter C. Complimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 05 Sep 2012 10:02pm Here is a very good example of food as medicine. From an email forward A guy has been suffering from constipation for the past 20 years and recently from acid reflux. He didn't realize that the treatment could be so simple -- OKRA! (or Lady's Finger) . He started eating okra within the last 2 months and since then have never taken medication ... Read on »
The gastroesophageal reflux disease (acid reflux) can cause serious problem in patients with scleroderma by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:58pm Title: Some things you have to know about the gastroesophageal reflux disease (Available from Author: Groshan Fabiola Article: When the liquid content of the stomach refluxes into the esophagus, we can say that we have a condition common in gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is believed that the acid is the ... Read on »
The Truth About Acid Reflux Medications by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 03 Jul 2009 2:45pm One of the biggest myths about acid reflux medications is that they help with acid reflux. In fact, they do nothing to prevent reflux of acid into your esophagus or throat. What they really do is to lower acid secretion in your stomach so that whatever comes up doesn’t cause as much irritation.    The problem is that whatever comes up, alth ... Read on »
How Sleep Apnea Causes Pepsin Reflux by Dr. Steven P. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:01pm 2 Comments Sleep apnea and acid reflux go hand in hand. An obstruction causes a vacuum effect in the throat, which suctions up your normal stomach juices into your throat, causing more inflammation and swelling, causing more obstruction. If you have large tonsils, it becomes even more enlarged, causing severe breathing problems at night. Not only do the muc ... Read on »
Reflux esophagitis due to immune reaction, not acute acid burn, UT Southwestern researchers report by Jill O. Patient ExpertHealth Impact Award Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 10:00pm DALLAS – Nov. 19, 2009 – Contrary to current thinking, a condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might not develop as a direct result of acidic digestive juices burning the esophagus, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found in an animal study. Rather, gastroesophageal reflux spurs the esophageal cells to release c ... Read on »