Posts Tagged ‘GERD’

Heartburn Medication – How Much is Too Much of a Good Thing?

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The Minneapolis-St. Paul based Star Tribune recently ran a story profiling a doctor who had just about had enough of the over prescribing of proton pump inhibitors, more commonly advertised by their pharmaceutical names such as Prevacid, Prilosec, and Nexium. Proton pump inhibitors help to drastically reduce and counteract the effects of ailments such as gastric reflux and GERD, which lead to severe and quite uncomfortable heartburn, by lowering the body’s ability to pump acid into the stomach. Despite the great benefit offered by a prescription to proton pump inhibitors, the amount of prescriptions granted – 119 million were written last year – has gotten a bit out of hand.

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How to avoid Heartburn symptoms from GERD

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Millions of Americans suffer from Gastroesophoageal Reflux Disease (GERD), more commonly known as acid-reflux or heartburn. Treating the heartburn is easier than you may think: “You don’t always have to avoid your favorite foods,” however Dr. Baradarian suggests better understanding of the disease can help you avoid its painful symptoms.

Common symptoms of heartburn include burning sensation in your lower chest  or even a sour taste in your mouth, although many patients may not experience any symptoms at all.  That’s why it’s important to check with your doctor, like our team of Gastroenterologists, to identify the best treatment which will alleviate your symptoms.
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