Managing the Symptoms of Achalasia

Managing the Symptoms of Achalasia

Achalasia is a disease that affects the nerves in the esophagus. As a result, there is difficulty in swallowing food. It also causes regurgitation of food. This is a disease that has no cure. However, the symptoms can be managed through treatment allowing the patient to lead a normal life without problems. The treatment for […]

Is There a Way to Tell If I Have Silent Reflux Disease?

Reflux can be a silent killer. Silent reflux, or laryngopharyngeal reflux, is a condition where the stomach acid backflows into the chest and throat. If you’ve ever felt tightness in your chest, throat, or vocal chords after eating, that might have been silent reflux. If left unattended, silent reflux can cause severe damage to your […]

What Is Stretta and How Can It Treat GERD?

Do you find yourself growing a tight chest, neck, or warm stomach after every meal you eat? Millions every year confuse gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) for heart attacks and rush to the ER when they don’t need to. GERD commonly results in anxiety and pain attacks after every single meal. But you don’t need to […]

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 […]

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