Archive for October, 2017

Long-Term PPI Use Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Attack

Proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are a type of drug which has the primary function of reducing the production of gastric acid in the body. For decades, PPIs have been used to address a number of issues, such as peptic ulcers, upper gastrointestinal bleeding, Barrett’s esophagus, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Their predominance has led to multiple […]

Swallowing After Undergoing Fundoplication Surgery

After your fundoplication surgery, you may experience issues with eating and swallowing. Although the procedure has been proven to be a safe and effective option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), understanding how fundoplication surgery affects your ability to swallow and knowing what you can do to minimize any issues will make the recovery process […]

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