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
Heartburn can be caused by a few different things, so certain home remedies that may treat one cause may not be the best choice for another cause. It is often best to try a few different remedies or a combination of remedies to get the best results. One simple thing you can try is gum. Chewing gum after eating can help your body produce more saliva, which will help to dilute those stomach acids that are causing the heartburn.
If you already have heartburn you will want to find an effective remedy to get relief, but sometimes prevention is the best heartburn home remedy. By following a few basic tips you can help reduce your chances of developing heartburn in the first place so you don’t have to suffer from those unpleasant heartburn symptoms. Continue reading
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
More and more people are suffering from Barrett’s Esophagus every year, but the sad thing is that many people may not even know it. The symptoms of Barrett’s Esophagus are minimal for some people so they may not realize they have a problem, or they may think they just have a simple problem with heartburn.
People who have chronic heartburn or GERD symptoms should talk about this with their doctor so they can be treated and screened for Barrett’s Esophagus occasionally. It is important to know if you have Barrett’s Esophagus because this condition can lead to other, more serious conditions like esophageal cancer. Knowing you need to be screened for this is an important way to prevent this type of cancer.
Besides understanding the symptoms it is good to know what you can do to help prevent these conditions. Continue reading
Welcome to Barrett’s Esophagus, a site I am designing after learning about the condition when my father recently developed it.
As I studied it, I grew both fascinated and concerned with how many people may be developing Barrett’s Esophagus right now but don’t even realize it.
This is because heartburn is so common and so frequently treated with superficial over-the-counter drugs that many people don’t appreciate the potential long-term consequences of that heartburn. Continue reading
If you’ve been suffering from GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) for a number of years, you might be concerned that you will develop Barrett’s Esophagus, as this is often a natural progression from chronic or long-term GERD. The most important thing to do if you feel you are experiencing some of these symptoms is to get a positive diagnosis from your doctor. The reason for this is that there is an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer if you have Barrett’s esophagus so you need to keep an eye on it. Regular screenings can help prevent esophageal cancer, which is important because esophageal cancer is difficult to treat once it develops. Continue reading