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How Diet and Lifestyle Can Fight Heartburn and GERD

If you sometimes suffer a burning sensation behind your breastbone, you’re far from alone. An estimated 44% of American adults suffer heartburn at least once a month, and about 20% have a serious form called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Many sufferers treat their symptoms with over-the-counter or prescription drugs: The generic

5. Asthma

Asthma is a chronic disease that often starts in childhood but can occur for the first time in adulthood, even later in life. In the United States, about 19 million adults and seven million children have asthma.
People with asthma have inflammation in their airways. This inflammation causes episodes of coughing,

Douse the Fire of GERD

Too much pizza or going to bed on an overly full stomach can lead to annoying heartburn. While occasional heartburn isn’t cause for concern, if you feel the burn more than twice a week for a few weeks, you could have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). GERD affects more than 20

Frequent Heartburn Warrants an Evaluation

We all experience an occasional bout of heartburn after a meal. The technical term for the cause of heartburn is “reflux,” which refers to the release of stomach acid up into the esophagus.
If heartburn occurs at least twice a week for several weeks, the condition may have advanced to gastroesophageal

Got GERD? Dietary Changes Can Ease the Burn

Medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or frequent heartburn (a common symptom of GERD) have several potentially harmful side effects with long-term use, so it’s wise to adopt dietary changes and strategies that can help ease symptoms.
“Making adjustments to your diet and

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