Wine and Acid Reflux

As many wine lovers who also suffer from acid reflux will attest, alcoholic beverages aren’t the easiest on the stomach. The phrase wine acid reflux is almost a term in itself; the combination of alcohol and the acidity of the wine make for an uncomfortable team for your esophagus and your stomach to combat.

In recent years, researched have accumulated evidence to indicate that wine — especially red wine — contains a plethora of healthy compounds. This doesn’t change the many poor affects of drinking alcohol, unfortunately, but has given both researchers and wine lovers cause for pause. How can we leverage those healthful properties without harming ourselves? Continue reading

GERD Symptoms

While some GERD symptoms (symptoms of reflux) may be obvious, other such gastric reflux signs may slip by less concerned individuals who are less attentive. Gastric reflux, commonly referred to as acid reflux or GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), is most easily identified when the liquid content of the stomach regurgitates into the esophagus. Continue reading

Grappling With GERD Symptoms

I was rather startled when I learned my father had developed something often seen as a precursor to a serious cancer.

This was partially as I hadn’t heard of Barrett’s Esophagus, but also because my ol’ pops is actually a strong and healthy man. So I am both trying to understand the relationship between GERD symptoms and Barrett’s Esophagus. Continue reading