The Link Between PPI Use and Cardiovascular Morbidity

The Link Between PPI Use and Cardiovascular Morbidity

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) have long been the go-to treatment for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, recent studies have shown that though PPIs can provide relief from the issues produced by GERD, long-time PPI use can lead to the development of other severe medical issues. A review of 37 studies involving PPI use was […]

Barrett’s esophagus resolves after LINX procedure

New information revealed at the 2018 World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery offers exciting news for those suffering from Barrett’s esophagus. Results from a recent study have found that lower-esophageal sphincter (LES) augmentation offer unparalleled results when it comes to the regression rate of Barrett’s esophagus. Prior to the reveal of this information, the treatment option […]

A Better Way to Treat GERD-Related Regurgitation

One of the most common issues that people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) complain about is regurgitation of gastric contents. This issue can range from moderate to severe regurgitation. A lot of people who suffer from regurgitation issues due to their GERD take proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) in order to manage their GERD. However, […]

Achalasia Surgery: What to Look Out For During Your Recovery

A majority of patients who undergo a laparoscopic myotomy for their achalasia do not experience any complications. However, there are cases when a complication does arise that requires immediate medical attention. It is important that you understand the types of issues that you may experience so that you can recognize when you should seek immediate […]

The Dangers of Nighttime GERD

We all value our sleep. Getting a peaceful night of rest is incredibly important for your health and your state of mind. Unfortunately, there are some medical issues that can occur while you are trying to revitalize your body that can be a serious risk to your health. A lot of people who suffer from […]

The Different Stages of GERD

For some people, managing gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) is not a major issue. They may experience some issues and periods of discomfort, but for the most part, their GERD does not severely reduce their quality of life. This is not true for patients who suffer from severe forms of GERD. If you suffer from GERD, […]

Is Alcohol Consumption Triggering Your GERD?

Living with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be difficult, but the available treatment options for managing the issue are very effective and make it possible to live a relatively normal life. However, there are certain things that many people enjoy that can trigger an increase in the severity of symptoms caused by GERD, like consuming […]

Recent Findings Establish a More Concrete Link Between PPI Usage and Kidney Disease

For some time, evidence has been mounting that has linked the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with the development of chronic kidney disease. Despite this evidence, additional research was still needed to establish a more concrete link between PPI use and kidney disease. Recent findings have shown a consistent link between the use of […]

What You Need to Know About LINX

For years, the best option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was a surgical procedure known as a Nissen fundoplication. While this procedure was capable of treating GERD, there was a high risk of experiencing a number of side effects as a result of the procedure. Over the years, a number of advancements have been […]

Our Esophageal Motility Center Is Now Certified by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

There are some things in life that we take for granted because they seem like they will never cause a problem. The ability to swallow normally is an excellent example of this. When we eat, we expect our body to easily swallow our food, but there are a lot of moving parts that need to […]

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