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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.
Study shows link between use of reflux medications and increased risk of CKD, kidney failure

Study shows link between use of reflux medications and increased risk of CKD, kidney failure

Prolonged use of PPIs linked with two-fold increased risk of stomach cancer, study finds

Prolonged use of PPIs linked with two-fold increased risk of stomach cancer, study finds

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

CUMC researchers discover ‘cell of origin’ for esophageal cancer

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease

Common acid reflux drugs linked to progression of chronic liver disease

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Study finds no link between PPI use and bone fractures in patients with Barrett's esophagus

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

Experts call for greater focus on effective screening methods to help save lives from digestive cancers

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