When you hear the word “heartburn,” you probably don’t immediately make the leap to “cancer.” But Sam Douglass does. It’s easy to dismiss that uncomfortable burning in your chest as the inevitable consequence of a particularly heavy meal, but chronic heartburn is more serious than you may realize. Though still rare, esophageal cancer related to … Continue reading How this man’s heartburn led to cancer
We all experience the occasional bout of heartburn, or acid reflux, especially after a particularly large or fatty meal. Although uncomfortable, that burning sensation in your chest likely doesn’t cause much concern. But did you know that heartburn has actually been linked to esophageal cancer? Chronic heartburn, often caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, … Continue reading Chronic heartburn linked to one of the fastest-growing cancers in America
If you suffer from heartburn, you’re not alone. It’s a weekly occurrence for 20 percent of Americans. But as medications to treat heartburn are now being linked to a growing number of complications, more patients are exploring alternative ways to relieve symptoms. A class of drugs called Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) are commonly prescribed for … Continue reading Why exercise and diet might be better heartburn treatment than medication
Belching and heartburn was a daily part of Madalyn Miller’s life. “Prior to living in Dallas, I lived in San Diego and saw various doctors for an issue with belching,” the 29-year-old financial consultant said. “My belching and acid reflux had grown increasingly prominent over the past few years.” She tried keeping a food diary … Continue reading LINX®: A game-changing treatment for acid reflux and GERD
Dr. John Hyatt, a gastroenterologist on the medical staff at Baylor Medical Center at Garland, sees about a hundred patients each year who suffer from acid reflux. He recently spoke to them and other people interested in acid reflux during his “Beat the Burn” seminars in May with more seminars scheduled in June and July. … Continue reading Could You Have Acid Reflux And Not Know It?
Almost everyone experiences digestive troubles from time to time that include upset stomachs, heartburn or acid reflux. Heck, have too many buffalo wings and you might think your gut is going to explode. Sometimes, knocking down an antacid or two will do the trick. Other times, things can be far more serious. Those who have these issues … Continue reading Is It Heartburn or Cancer?