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The Best PPI Substitute for Acid Reflux

Americans spend nearly $13 billion a year on both prescription and over-the-counter versions of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). From esomeprazole (Nexium) to lansoprazole (Prevacid), these PPIs are often used to treat chronic acid reflux.   In fact, researchers at Stanford have found that these drugs don’t simply turn off acid pumps in the stomach.   […]

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The Connection between Stress and Acid Reflux

Did I pay that bill? Is my spouse angry with me? Am I performing my best at work?   Every day, we face situations, questions, and dilemmas that create stress in our bodies…and that negative energy doesn’t simply disappear without consequences.   Chronic stress can cause or exacerbate a multitude of physical health problems, including […]

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To Drink or Not to Drink: Alcohol and GERD

It’s 5:00 p.m. on a Friday, and your coworker invites you to an office happy hour at the local bar.   Or maybe you’re at a wedding, and a server approaches you with a tray of glasses filled with champagne.   Both of these situations may give you pause or leave you feeling conflicted if […]

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3 Acid Reflux Risk Factors to Be Aware Of

Maybe you grew up hearing a parent complain about constant heartburn.   Or perhaps your best friend is always popping TUMS after meals to help with her indigestion.   If you know someone who suffers from GERD and acid reflux–particularly if it’s a blood relation–you may wonder what factors can make you susceptible to potentially […]

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5 Ways to Stay Clear of Acid Reflux Trigger Foods

    There are certain combinations we know can lead to disastrous consequences.   Oil and fire. Alcohol and painkillers. Toddlers and Sharpies.   If you have been diagnosed with acid reflux, you may already be aware of the particular foods you need to avoid to prevent a flare-up of symptoms.   Sure, there’s a […]

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Do You Have These 5 Unusual Symptoms of Acid Reflux?

  When you think of acid reflux, your mind may travel to commonly associated problems—heartburn, nausea, bloating, and hiccups. But what you may not know is that there are a number of unusual symptoms of acid reflux.   In fact, some people can suffer from acid reflux without recognizing its manifestations or knowing what is […]

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