You've probably eaten a large, spicy meal at one time or another, only to end up with an upset stomach (or other digestive woes). The occasional bout of heartburn isn't something of great concern, but when it happens frequently, it's time... Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, causes painful symptoms (like heartburn and acid regurgitation) that usually occur after meals. An exact cause of GERD hasn’t been pinpointed, but certain foods and lifestyle habits seem to trigger GERD... Read more
Chili dogs, chocolate ice cream, and cherry cola. Summer brings a lot of tempting treats. But unfortunately, many of these warm weather foods can leave your belly more than a little upset—especially if you're prone to heartburn.
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Heartburn may feel like your heart is on fire, but what’s “burning” is actually your esophagus. Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when the stomach acids enter the esophagus, causing pain and burning sens... Read more
Digestion isn't the kind of thing you have to think about much. You eat, and well, digestion just happens. Usually we're more concerned with what we're eating (Is it delicious? Does it meet our nutritional needs?) than what happens after... Read more
I am 52 and live in southern Illinois. I am pre-diabetic and am watching my carbs. I am new to the group and would like to have a few friends to work with on losing my first goal of 45 pounds. I need help figuring out this site and how it works.... Read more
I am extremely busy all the time, 10 hours a day at work, single mom with 3 kids, always on the go. I was only able to get in 5 minutes (25 squats, 30 situps)of exercise tonight, because I'm exhausted and in pain. Does it benefit me at all?... Read more
The lining of the stomach secretes acids that are used to help digest foods. The acid becomes concentrated if you do not eat for long periods. Obesity, coffee, cirtus drinks, alcohol and even some meds can cause heartburn. Even minty toothpaste can c... Read more
As I ate my banana-topped oatmeal this morning,I was surprised to read in the Doctor'sBook of Food Remedies by Selene Yeager & the editors of Prevention magazine,that bananas can help LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE! They are rich in POTASSIUM and that is why!... Read more
Heartburn is a serious condition, and living with it takes a toll on you. But staying informed about what causes it, how to treat it and when it may be more than just indigestion can be helpful when it comes to managing discomfort.1. Heartburn isn&rs... Read more
Myth #1: You should avoid spices.Reality - "Seasonings won't necessarily cause acid reflux," says Douglas Adler, M.D., an associate professor of medicine at the University of Utah. "The real culprits are usually acidic foods l... Read more
Is anyone suffering or has suffered from acid and heartburn after sleeve? I am almost 8 weeks post op and it just keeps getting worse! It's effecting my life so negatively. My stomach is always hurting like an awful gnawing pain and like its on fire... Read more
AARP published on 6/12. Even more reason for us to get the weight off and keep it off, acid reflux is very dangerous and can cause cancer and other issues. The medications can cause heart attacks.
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