Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease News and Research

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Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a more serious form of gastroesophageal reflux (GER), which is common. GER occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens spontaneously, for varying periods of time, or does not close properly and stomach contents rise up into the esophagus. GER is also called acid reflux or acid regurgitation, because digestive juices—called acids—rise up with the food. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. The LES is a ring of muscle at the bottom of the esophagus that acts like a valve between the esophagus and stomach.
WTC responders with chronic conditions appear to have severe Covid-19 and long-term sequelae

WTC responders with chronic conditions appear to have severe Covid-19 and long-term sequelae

Novel diagnostic platform offers hope for early detection of cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus

Novel diagnostic platform offers hope for early detection of cancer in patients with Barrett’s esophagus

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?

Are our bowel habits written in our DNA?

Acid pH enhances SARS-CoV-2 infection by up-regulating ACE2 receptor

Acid pH enhances SARS-CoV-2 infection by up-regulating ACE2 receptor

Weight loss drug Wegovy approved by FDA

Weight loss drug Wegovy approved by FDA

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

New technique may result in earlier and easier identification of patients with Barrett's esophagus

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is linked with higher risks of larynx and esophageal cancers

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is linked with higher risks of larynx and esophageal cancers

Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Gene variants may provide clues to successful treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Researchers highlight when antireflux surgery is needed to treat GERD after endoscopy

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Chronic cough could be eased with new drug

Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Investigational drug reduces heartburn severity in patients with refractory GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Gastroesophageal reflux disease may affect nearly a third of U.S. adults every week

Tips for enjoying your holiday parties without feeling the sting of acid reflux

Tips for enjoying your holiday parties without feeling the sting of acid reflux

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

Study could change clinical treatment for patients with unmanaged heartburn

FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

FDA warns about Ranitidine containing known carcinogen NDMA

Simple genetic test may boost response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Simple genetic test may boost response rates in children with eosinophilic esophagitis

Early exposure to antacids could put infants at risk for bone fractures during childhood

Early exposure to antacids could put infants at risk for bone fractures during childhood

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

New research provides welcomed news for countless patients taking PPIs

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease

Common acid reflux drugs tied to elevated risk for kidney disease

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients

Index endoscopy results are crucial for assessment of Barrett's patients