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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 101

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease 101

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
Many people have a medicine cabinet full of indigestion medications to mitigate that burning feeling felt after consuming heavy foods or that ill-advised second helping.

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

Facts About Heartburn, Acid Reflux, and GERD

by Holly (SU)
The terms heartburn, acid reflux, and GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) are often used interchangeably. In reality, they can be very different.

Is it Acid Reflux or GERD?

Is it Acid Reflux or GERD?

by Shearly (SU)
In the world of digestive disorders, acid reflux, heartburn and GERD are often used interchangeably, leading to confusion among them.

Chronic Heartburn and Esophageal Cancer

Chronic Heartburn and Esophageal Cancer

by Shearly (SU)
Do you have frequent heartburn? Chronic heartburn (occurring two or more times a week) can indicate an underlying condition that may be damaging your esophagus. In fact, chronic heartburn has been linked to esophageal cancer. This does not mean that you automatically have or will get esophageal cancer, only that it is one of several risk factors for the disease.

Why Food Causes Heartburn

Why Food Causes Heartburn

by Shearly (SU)
Heartburn can sometimes manifest itself after a heavy meal. You may have finished a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, your favorite, and you feel the all-too-familiar pain in your chest that shows up after a particularly greasy or heavy meal. Normally, it’s not a cause for concern, but when it happens too often, it could be a sign of another issue.

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