Many people mistakenly treat the symptoms of chronic acid reflux or GERD rather than the root cause. Below, we will discuss how to treat acid reflux and GERD and why you shouldn’t rely on medication to treat your acid reflux.
Heartburn is an extremely common ailment. In fact, research shows that nearly one-third of Americans have heartburn at least once a month and 10% of them experience it almost every day. One survey showed that over half of the people with heartburn suffer from symptoms both during the day and at night and more than 75% of them said that heartburn keeps them awake at night. Because it affects so many people, we get a lot of questions from patients about heartburn. Today, we’re answering some of the most common heartburn FAQ’s.
What is a laparoscopy? Or, what is laparoscopic surgery? For those of us used to the term, the insight comes immediately, but for someone who’s never heard about it, it can leave the procedure in a cloud of mystery as to the ins and the outs of the surgery. In that case, here is a little more information on laparoscopic surgeries and how they work.
Achalasia is an esophageal motility condition that affects 1 in 100,000 people and has no cure. If you have been experiencing common symptoms of achalasia or were recently diagnosed with the disorder, you probably want to know more about it. In this article, we dive into the ins and outs of achalasia including what it is, the symptoms presented, how it’s diagnosed, and the most common methods of treatment.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, can take a toll on your everyday life. Symptoms of GERD can be uncomfortable and keep you from doing the things you love, whether that’s enjoying different cuisines, exercising, or just sleeping through the night. Reflux doesn’t have to ruin your life though, and many people with GERD have opted to treat the root cause of their GERD with anti-reflux surgery. Below are five amazing ways anti-reflux surgery can change your life for the better.