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.
People with chronic cough are often depressed

People with chronic cough are often depressed

Carbonated soft drinks can cause heartburn

Carbonated soft drinks can cause heartburn

Cell phone base stations change brain currents and cause unwellness

Cell phone base stations change brain currents and cause unwellness

New camera-in-a-pill helps diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus

New camera-in-a-pill helps diagnose and evaluate diseases of the esophagus

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

Patients can now swallow pill-sized, disposable cameras to help diagnose diseases of the esophagus

People drink less alcohol as they age

People drink less alcohol as they age

Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective

Treatment to control gastroesophageal reflux disease in children found to be ineffective

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Esophageal capsule is convenient, safe and sensitive for visualization of esophageal disorders

Esophageal capsule is convenient, safe and sensitive for visualization of esophageal disorders

Gastric acid-suppressive medications may increase risk of developing pneumonia

Gastric acid-suppressive medications may increase risk of developing pneumonia

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Study clearly showed the benefit of weight loss in terms of pain, function and quality of life

Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Further study is needed before link between gastroesophageal reflux disorder and otitis media can be firmly established

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

New alternative offered by physicians to help patients who suffer from heartburn

New alternative offered by physicians to help patients who suffer from heartburn

New educational campaign on celiac disease

New educational campaign on celiac disease

Pulsed-dye laser surgery for voice disorders better all round

Pulsed-dye laser surgery for voice disorders better all round

Bacteria Live in the Esophagus!

Bacteria Live in the Esophagus!