What is Gastroparesis?

What is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis is a condition in which food takes longer than normal, more than 4 hours after eating to be exact, to empty from the stomach to the small intestine. This may lead to uncomfortable symptoms such as bloating, nausea/vomiting, feeling full very quickly, belching, and upper abdominal pain.  There are many causes of gastroparesis including […]

Does My Diet Have an Effect on My GERD?

Heartburn is one of the more common symptoms associated with GERD. When it comes to heartburn, a lot of people believe that a main cause of their symptoms is the food they eat. They may tend to avoid certain ingredients or dishes that have triggered heartburn issues in the past.  That painful burning feeling in […]

Dr. Bell Discusses Treating Regurgitation in GERD on Podcasts360

Being able to get your information directly from the experts is a great thing, especially when it comes to information about your health. Hearing an expert explain things makes them easier to digest and understand, and you’re able to feel confident that the information you are receiving is true and trustworthy. Earlier this month, board-certified […]

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 […]

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