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Acid reflux disease is a condition that often results when a valve located at the end of the esophagus malfunctions. When this valve relaxes inappropriately, it may allow stomach acid to splash up and irritate the lining of the esophagus, creating the sensation called heartburn, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Frequent, persistent heartburn is the primary symptom associated with acid reflux disease or GERD.
Researchers explore older adults' awareness of drug-related health risks

Researchers explore older adults' awareness of drug-related health risks

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Scientists reveal key role of excess gut calcium in C. diff infections

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased death risk

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Commonly prescribed gastric acid drug may increase death risk, study shows

Case Western Reserve University awarded $6 million grant to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus

Case Western Reserve University awarded $6 million grant to continue research on Barrett's Esophagus

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Prolonged use of popular heartburn drugs linked to silent, gradual kidney damage

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Mothers' use of acid-suppressing medication during pregnancy may be linked to asthma in children

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Saint Louis University geriatrician urges older patients to talk to doctors about too many pills

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

Drugs used to treat acid reflux and ulcers may increase risk of developing kidney stones and CKD

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

'Sponge on a string' test could spare people with Barrett's oesophagus from endoscopies

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

CPAP therapy may help improve nighttime acid reflux symptoms in patients with OSA

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

New study uses evolutionary theory to predict cancer risk in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Treatment for IBS proves difficult, survey reveals

Treatment for IBS proves difficult, survey reveals

Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

Inflammatory response prompted by secretion of cytokines causes acid reflux damage in GERD patients

Laparoscopic surgery offers safe alternative to acid reflux drugs

Laparoscopic surgery offers safe alternative to acid reflux drugs

Systemic sclerosis: an interview with Dr Kristin Highland

Systemic sclerosis: an interview with Dr Kristin Highland

Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Study finds no evidence of lactase deficiency specific to autistic children with GI symptoms

Olympus introduces EZDilate balloon dilator for improved control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures

Olympus introduces EZDilate balloon dilator for improved control in endoscopic balloon dilation procedures

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season

Stony Brook Medicine expert shares tips to minimize heartburn during holiday season

EndoGastric Solutions announces assignment of relative value units for new CPT code covering TIF procedure

EndoGastric Solutions announces assignment of relative value units for new CPT code covering TIF procedure