Diet For Acid Reflux

With Project Diet Acid Reflux, I will provide you with a basic diet which you can use to improve your acid reflux symptoms and address the myths and truths of how various foods contribute to your heartburn or to your relief of heartburn. There are some things you can do, or not do, to help improve your symptoms. Some of the things you can do to help relieve symptoms are directly related to diet, while others things are more related to what you do after eating.
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Heartburn Home Remedies

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

Stomach Cancer Symptoms

While I don’t mean to frighten you, I do suggest seeking medical advice if you persistently experience these symptoms. Often times, people relate these symptoms to stress and treat them casually with antacids or H-2 blockers.

The problem is you might experience some short-lived relief with these treatments, but you may also mask the symptoms to a degree where you delay a physician’s ability to identify genuine stomach cancer symptoms and diagnose the cancer early enough to treat it successfully. Continue reading

Stomach Ulcer Symptoms

It is important to understand stomach ulcers — often referred to as peptic ulcers or gastric ulcers — in order to identify them. Individuals suffering from a stomach ulcer will have a small erosion in the gastrointestinal tract. If the erosion occurs in the stomach it is called a gastric ulcer. If it occurs in the first twelve inches of the small intestine beyond the stomach, it is called a duodenal ulcer. Duodenal ulcers are much more common but are often still simply referred to generally as stomach ulcers.

Earlier symptoms are most difficult to associate directly with stomach ulcers as they often overlap with other medical conditions such as GERD symptoms (see below). 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

Barrett’s Esophagus

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

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