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Acid Reflux Articles

  • Acid Reflux... In My Day it Was Indigestion

    When I was young, we had indigestion, now we discuss heartburn, acid reflux and that great mouthful known as gastro esophageal Reflux Disease (thankfully described as GERD)

    Whatever you call it, if you are suffering from belching, gas or a bloating feeling


  • 5 Simple Signs to Tell if It is Acid Reflux or Heart Pain

    Chest pain can be a very scary, serious issue. If you are one of many Americans at risk for heart disease, it can be even more frightening. But sometimes chest pain isn't heart related, it is a digestive issue. Heartburn, or it's more serious cousin GERD


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Related Definitions, Terms and Acronyms:
  • Symptoms of GERD in children - may cause repeated vomiting, effortless spitting up, coughing, and other respiratory problems. Also common are inconsolable crying, failure to gain adequate weight, refusing food and bad breath.
  • Heartburn medications - antacids, H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors are used (in that order) to treat heartburn.
  • Heat of chile peppers - measured in Scoville units. Bell (green) peppers rank at 0 (zero) Scoville units, jalapeņos at 3,000 - 6,000 Scoville units, and habaneros at 300,000 Scoville units.
  • Endoscope - a minimally-invasive instrument used to inspect the lining of the digestive tract (or other internal bodily areas).
  • Antacid - any substance, generally basic (non-acidic), that counteracts stomach acidity and is taken by mouth to relieve heartburn, sour stomach, or acid indigestion.

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