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Sharon Gillson

Updated Articles and Resources

By Sharon Gillson

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - Sixth Week Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      This is a sample menu that contains heartburn friendly foods. This menu is for Week Six.
    • Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - Fifth Week Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      This is a sample menu that contains heartburn friendly foods. This menu is for Week Five.
    • Sample Weekly Heartburn Friendly Menu - Fourth Week Created: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      This is a sample menu that contains heartburn friendly foods. This menu is for Week Three.
    • Medications That May Cause Heartburn Created: Thursday, March 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      While we most often think of certain foods as causing heartburn, there are also some medications that may cause heartburn. This is a result of relaxing the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), irritat...
    • Your Guide to Gastritis Created: Thursday, July 20, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Learn what gastritis is, what causes it, what the symptoms are, how it is treated, and how to live with it.
    • Appendicitis Created: Saturday, July 02, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, there is no effective medical therapy, so appendicitis is considered a medical emergency. When treated promptly, most patients recov...
    • Safe Foods for Heartburn Sufferers Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      This chart shows foods with little risk of causing heartburn.
    • No Tomato Sauce Lasagna Created: Sunday, September 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Love lasagna but tomato-based products trigger your heartburn? Now you can enjoy your old favorite with this no tomato sauce lasagna recipe.
    • Indigestion Vs Heartburn Created: Sunday, June 13, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Some people who suffer from heartburn report to others that they are suffering from a case of indigestion. Though they both have similar triggers, and treatment may be the same in many instances, i...
    • H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers Created: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria. Researchers believe that H. pylori is responsible for the majority of peptic ulcers. What causes it? How is it detected?"
    • Heartburn and Smoking Created: Monday, January 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Learn why cigarette smoking makes heartburn worse, and why you should cut back or quit completely." itemprop="description"> Saturday, June 19, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Reglan (Metoclopramide) is a medicine that increases the movements or contractions of the stomach and intestines. It stimulates stomach muscle contractions to help empty food. It also helps reduce ...
    • What You Should Do If You Have a Hiatal Hernia Created: Sunday, July 04, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called the esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. If...
    • Living With Peptic Ulcers Created: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      You've been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. Your doctor will have provided you with a treatment plan which will include antibiotics or lifestyle modifications, or both. In the majority of cases, a p...
    • Tips for Calming Nighttime Heartburn Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Nearly eight in 10 heartburn sufferers experience symptoms at night. But staying up all night to fend off heartburn isn't very practical. Here are several tips to help you feel better and get a good night's rest -- free of heartburn.
    • Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Created: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A paraesophageal hiatal hernia occurs when part of the stomach is squeezed up into the chest beside the esophagus, and remains in the chest at all times. With this type of hernia, complications can...
    • How To Live With a Hiatal Hernia Created: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called the esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. If...
    • What are the most common prescription medications used to treat GERD? Created: Saturday, December 06, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      What medications can help Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
    • Why Heartburn Happens Created: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Not everyone who eats spicy foods will get heartburn. Why do some people suffer from heartburn while others do not? What's the difference between heartburn and acid reflux disease?"
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux in Children Created: Monday, January 08, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Almost all children have a little bit of reflux, without being aware of it. For some children and adolescents, however, this reflux may be chronic. Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) often begins in inf...
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux in Babies Created: Monday, January 08, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Many babies who spit up don't require treatment. However, for a small number of babies, symptoms of reflux are severe, and medical treatment is required." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Esophageal Strictures Created: Thursday, September 25, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      An esophageal stricture is a gradual narrowing of the esophagus, which can lead to swallowing difficulties. Learn the causes, symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatment of esophageal strictures."
    • Alcohol Can Trigger Heartburn Created: Sunday, January 18, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Alcohol can have unpleasant effects on heartburn sufferers, so it' s best to avoid it if you suffer from acid reflux. Here are ways to minimize the problem." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
    • Top Treatments for Heartburn Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      When you suffer from chronic heartburn, whether it's caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or some other digestive disorder, it's important to know how to treat the heartburn. The treatm...
    • Symptoms of GERD Created: Thursday, March 03, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. Knowing the symptoms can help you receive a diagnosis and treatment sooner.
    • 10 Things to Stop Doing If You Suffer From Heartburn Created: Thursday, March 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      You may be doing something that is making your heartburn worse. If you want to control your heartburn, here is a list of things you have to stop doing.
    • What Are Your Stomach Pain Symptoms Trying to Tell You? Created: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      If you are suffering from stomach pain, you need to find the cause before you can start a treatment. Listed below are a few of the conditions that can cause stomach pain." !--#if expr="$zTP='t3'" -...
    • Erosive Esophagitis Created: Sunday, November 04, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      Esophagitis is a term used to indicate any inflammation, swelling, or irritation of the esophagus.
    • Foods To Be Consumed with Discretion On the Acid Reflux Diet Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      This chart can help you see what foods you may want to consume with discretion if you suffer from heartburn." itemprop="description"> Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      You come home from a stressful day at work, and have a glass of wine to help you unwind. Unfortunately, a few minutes later you are suffering from a bout of heartburn. Why?
    • What Causes a Burning Throat? Created: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      There can be several causes of a burning sensation in the throat, such as a sore throat or inflammation of the adenoids. A more common cause of this burning sensation is Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
    • Good Foods / Bad Foods For Peptic Ulcers Created: Monday, March 28, 2005 Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014
      The information you'll find here will help you choose the foods you should eat if you have a peptic ulcer.

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