Living with heartburn that occurs frequently, such as two or more times a week, isn't easy. Many of us have found ways, other than medication, to get our heartburn under control. Several of these areas are covered below. They all give you an opportunity to share your stories and tips, and to see what others have to say.heartburn symptoms at night. But staying up all night to fend off heartburn isn't practical. Share your tips on getting through the night -- free of heartburn. heartburn while they are pregnant. That burning sensation in the chest and throat, and sour taste in the mouth, may become an all too familiar sensation. Some women take medication recommended by their doctor. If heartburn was an issue for you during your nine months, what things did you do to avoid heartburn while pregnant? foods that cause heartburn, making some lifestyle modifications and taking measures to prevent nighttime heartburn, can help individuals live a heartburn-free life. Besides medications, what have you done that allows you to live with no (or little) heartburn? Share you stories or get ideas from others.
Learning to live with GERD starts with the diagnosis. Different people go to their doctors because of different symptoms. Sometimes our lives are affected by what our family and friends do when we tell them we have been diagnosed with GERD. There are several of these areas covered below, all of which will give you an opportunity to share your stories and tips, and see what others have to say.Symptoms of GERD can vary from person to person and can include hoarseness in the morning, difficulty swallowing, and a persistent dry cough. When did you first suspect you were suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? What symptoms prompted you to go to your doctor about it? Share your experiences with others. Sharing your symptoms could prompt someone else with similar symptoms to see a doctor when they might not otherwise. GERD, you have probably had to make some changes in your daily habits, including your nighttime routines, when and how you eat, and in the foods you eat. How did you explain your GERD so that family and friends could better understood your changes? How did you tell them about any restrictions you needed to make (e.g. what foods you can eat, no alcohol)? Sharing your experiences may help others find a way to discuss GERD with their family and friends. fundoplication surgery, what is the one thing that those about to have this surgery should do beforehand to make life easier later?
Living with a hiatal hernia can be challenging at times. Sometimes the challenge begins with the diagnosis. Some people don't have any symptoms, while others experience obvious symptoms of a hiatal hernia. Maybe as you adjusted to having a hernia, you learned which changes in your life and diet brought you the most comfort. And then there is the telling of family members and perhaps even getting some unwanted medical advice. A few of these areas are covered below, all of which will give you an opportunity to share your stories and tips, and see what others have to say.
Many people never experience symptoms before they find out they have a hiatal hernia. Other people learn they have a hiatal hernia after they visit their doctor with chronic heartburn that isn't relieved with over-the-counter antacids. When did you first suspect you may have a hiatal hernia? Were there symptoms that prompted you to go to your doctor? Let others know your experience. Sharing your symptoms could prompt someone else with similar symptoms to see a doctor.
Many people still assume that peptic ulcers are caused by stress or eating too much spicy foods. Your doctor will have explained about the H. pylori infection, and put you on a treatment plan. What symptoms led you to your doctor? What do you think others should know about peptic ulcers, especially those who may suggest your ulcer was caused by stress? You can share your experiences and tips in the areas below.Peptic ulcers form when the protective lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine) becomes eroded. These ulcers can cause a variety of symptoms, which can vary from patient to patient. When did you first suspect you may have a peptic ulcer? What symptoms prompted you to go to your doctor about it? Share your experiences with other. Sharing your symptoms could prompt someone else with similar symptoms to see a doctor when they might not otherwise.