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Implanted Medical Device for GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) in Trials by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 24 Feb 2009 10:44pm The procedure involves a 20-30 minute minimally-invasive surgical procedure to place the magnetic beads at the base of the esophagus and  the magnetic attraction between the beads supports the valve to protect the esophagus from reflux.  The band consists of rare earth magnets encased in titanium and each patient is a custom fit.  The trial i ... Read on »
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - What Increases Your Risk by Jan Posted Fri 11 Sep 2009 4:56pm Factors that increase your risk of developing symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include: Being overweight. Being pregnant. Smoking. Drinking alcohol. Eating certain foods, such as chocolate or peppermint, that may relax the valve between the stomach and esophagus. Taking certain medicines. If you think a medi ... Read on »
GERD(Gastroesophageal reflux disease) by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm This is the most common disorder of esophagus (food pipe) in children. GER is the retrograde movement of gastric contents across LES into the esophagus, thus exposing esophagus to acid. Occasional episodes are normal. Frequent and excessive episodes lead to injury (inflammation) to lining of esophagus, a condition called as GERD. Typ ... Read on »
Acid Reflux And Scleroderma - Lexapro And Gerd - Gerd John Hopkins by Jan Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 10:26pm Have you visited an ethnic grocery store lately. For heartburn sufferers it could be good or bad but definitely worth a look just for the experience. It's a world of new aromas and new foods. Some of these stores are as big as chain supermarkets but have a different emphasis on products. Imagine a bountiful selections of fresh produce some you've ... Read on »
GERD and Asthma… Asthma and GERD by Dawn Lesley Fielding Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 9:37am As this articlefrom Johns Hopkins will describe, the connection between GERD and Asthma is known, just not completely understood.  It is, however, something that should be treated, as both disease processes can be damaging to your health ... Read on »
New Medical Device Pending FDA Approval to Test for GERD by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 1:15pm   There certainly hasn’t been a shortage of products for GERD, there are implants and now a device to better test, monitor and diagnose.  It goes through either your nose or your mouth, like roto rooter it appears.  Just give it a few more years here and I don’t think I’ll be able to recognize any equipment my doctor is using (grin).  BD ... Read on »
Natural Solutions For GERD by Ralph S. Certified Nurse Specialist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 11:56pm One of the most common health complaints I see in my practice, is GERD, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD, also referred to as acid reflux (back flow from stomach), has several symptoms associated with it, including heartburn, the most common complaint. Along with heartburn or chest pain, belching, regurgitating food, a sour taste, pain or ... Read on »
The "Forgotten" Relationship: GERD and Airway Disease by Dr. Kurt Barrett Doctor of Osteopathy Posted Sun 17 May 2009 10:35pm From the Preface of "GERD and Airway Disease": “Clinical insights often appear to be new but may be found to have been previously recorded and either ignored or lost. This is certainly true regarding gastroesophageal reflux disease and asthma (and other airway diseases). In the Middle Ages, Maimonides noted that asthma occurred after feasting. I ... Read on »
The Burning Question: What Really Causes GERD? by Carolyn C. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 16 Sep 2010 6:36pm People with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) typically do two things to alleviate their symptoms:  1. they take antacids regularly and 2. they avoid acidic foods. But what really causes GERD and are these really the best methods for alleviating it? Ironically, acid reflux is not a case of someone having too much stomach ... Read on »
Many have GERD and if surgery wo ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Many have GERD and if surgery would be deemed necessary, this sure looks to be a great way to to go...anytime you have less cutting and tissue to heal, that's always pretty much a winner for the patient..the website also has a video to watch the procedure...many can be treated with medications for GERD...and there is also laparoscopic surgery.  ... Read on »