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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.
Modifiable lifestyle factors may prevent progression of Barrett's-related esophageal cancer

Modifiable lifestyle factors may prevent progression of Barrett's-related esophageal cancer

Study examines overuse of ER for nonemergency visits

Study examines overuse of ER for nonemergency visits

Acid reflux can kill certain cancer cells

Acid reflux can kill certain cancer cells

Marc Liechtung provides valuable insight into oral health

Marc Liechtung provides valuable insight into oral health

LINX device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms

LINX device may help relieve chronic heartburn symptoms

Bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control gastroesophageal reflux disease

Bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control gastroesophageal reflux disease

Eisai announces FDA acceptance of AcipHex NDA for priority review

Eisai announces FDA acceptance of AcipHex NDA for priority review

General guidelines to understand allergic skin conditions

General guidelines to understand allergic skin conditions

Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter is effective in treating patients with GERD

Electrical stimulation of the lower esophageal sphincter is effective in treating patients with GERD

Cessation of drinking may reduce risk of oesophageal cancer

Cessation of drinking may reduce risk of oesophageal cancer

Researchers identify genetic variations linked with onset of Barrett's oesophagus

Researchers identify genetic variations linked with onset of Barrett's oesophagus

Biopsies may misdiagnose eosinophilic esophagitis

Biopsies may misdiagnose eosinophilic esophagitis

CT scan appears to predict risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations

CT scan appears to predict risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbations

Endoscopy, better tissue sampling required to improve care for patients with oesophageal cancer

Endoscopy, better tissue sampling required to improve care for patients with oesophageal cancer

Tips to help minimize risks associated with acid reflux disease

Tips to help minimize risks associated with acid reflux disease

Gluten-free diet may not be a good choice for everyone

Gluten-free diet may not be a good choice for everyone

Bile plays a critical role in development of Barrett's esophagus

Bile plays a critical role in development of Barrett's esophagus

Mayo Clinic to offer novel device for patients with GERD

Mayo Clinic to offer novel device for patients with GERD

Acid reducing drugs could raise risk of C. diff diarrhea

Acid reducing drugs could raise risk of C. diff diarrhea

Patients with GERD benefit from radiofrequency ablation

Patients with GERD benefit from radiofrequency ablation