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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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

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

GERD and Barrett’s Esophagus

I found this excellent video on YouTube. I hope this helps those of you who would prefer to view a video than pour through long, dry bodies of text.

For a text summary of what is discussed, try my latest articles such as GERD Symptoms or Diet Acid Reflux. Continue reading

Barrett’s Esophagus Symptoms

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