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  • Gas, Burping, or Bloating That Begins After Eating or Drinking

    Gas, Burping, or Bloating That Begins After Eating or Drinking Gas, burping, or bloating is common after you swallow air, eat foods that cause gas, or drink carbonated beverages. This is normal and usually can be helped by making some simple changes. The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person. […]

  • Nonprescription Antacids for Heartburn

    Nonprescription Antacids for Heartburn Many people take nonprescription antacids for mild or occasional heartburn. Antacids are substances that neutralize some of the stomach acid. Some antacids have a foaming agent (alginate) that floats on top of the stomach’s contents. This may reduce the amount of acid that comes in contact with your esophagus. Examples of […]

  • Complications of Peptic Ulcer

    Complications of Peptic Ulcer Complications of peptic ulcer may include bleeding, perforation, penetration, or obstruction. Bleeding Peptic ulcers sometimes bleed. Sometimes an ulcer may involve just the surface lining of the digestive tract. The person may then have a slow but constant loss of blood into the digestive tract. Over time, anemia may develop because […]

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn Heartburn is a feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or pain that often starts in the upper abdomen just beneath the lower breastbone (sternum). This discomfort may spread in waves upward into your throat, and you may have a sour taste in your mouth. Heartburn is sometimes called indigestion, acid regurgitation, sour stomach, or pyrosis. […]

  • Diagnose and Treat GERD: Ease Frequent Heartburn and Reflux

    If you have heartburn or acid reflux often, you may have gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. To know for sure, you’ll need to see your doctor. Don’t try to diagnose yourself with GERD or treat it on your own. Common symptoms like chest pain could be caused by a more serious health issue. Physical Exam […]

  • Popular Heartburn Drugs May Boost Death Risk: Study

    July 3, 2017 — Popular heartburn drugs known as proton pump inhibitors may raise the chance of death, new research shows. It’s not the first time the drugs, also known as PPIs, have been linked to health dangers. Previous studies have tied the drugs to kidney problems, dementia, and bone fractures, although not all research […]

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)-Symptoms

    The main symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) include: Persistent heartburn. Heartburn is an uncomfortable feeling or burning pain behind the breastbone. It may occur after you eat, soon after you lie down, or when you bend forward. Some people have GERD without heartburn. A sour or bitter taste in the mouth. The backflow of […]

  • Heartburn: Changing Your Eating Habits-Credits

    ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD – Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter J. Kahrilas, MD – Gastroenterology Current as ofNovember 20, 2015 WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, […]

  • Gas, Bloating, and Burping-Credits

    ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP – Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O’Connor, MD – Emergency Medicine Current as ofNovember 20, 2015 WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.© […]

  • Heartburn-Credits

    ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP – Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O’Connor, MD – Emergency Medicine Current as ofNovember 20, 2015 WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.© […]

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