For people who suffer from occasional heartburn to those who suffer from chronic heartburn, monitoring both the frequency and timing of your symptoms as well as possible heartburn triggers is an invaluable exercise in diagnosing chronic acid reflux called gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD. One of the best ways to do this is using a heartburn food and symptom diary. Below, we’ll discuss the benefits of keeping a food diary in monitoring and treating GERD.
For the millions of people suffering from either intermittent or regular heartburn, most have experienced the agony of heartburn at night. Heartburn can leave you tossing and turning for most of the night, making getting a good night’s sleep difficult. In this article, we will discuss some helpful tips for how to stop nighttime heartburn before it takes a toll on your sleep routine.
Heartburn during pregnancy is one of the most common complaints, especially for women in their third trimester. Despite the name, your heart isn’t actually experiencing the burning sensation – the name “heartburn” more accurately describes an uncomfortable burning sensation that occurs behind the breastbone in the chest. Below, we will discuss what pregnancy heartburn is, short-term treatment options, and whether it should go away after your pregnancy.
There’s been a lot of talk in the news about the dangerous long-term side effects of PPI’s, medications typically prescribed for the alleviation of heartburn & reflux. We’re seeing stories about patients who have tried going cold turkey, and it’s a painful and generally unsuccessful approach. The safest way to end your relationship with PPI’s is to wean yourself off the medication.
While you’ve probably heard of acid reflux, did you know there’s another type of reflux called silent reflux? Though they share half of a name, the two forms of reflux are very different. In this article we will describe the differences between silent reflux (more formally known as laryngopharyngeal reflux disease) and acid reflux including symptoms, treatments, and when it’s time to see a reflux specialist.