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The Dark Side of Heartburn Medication

Have you seen a doctor about your acid reflux? If yes, he’s probably prescribed you a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI). PPIs work by reducing the production of stomach acid. Some well-known brands are Nexium, Protonix, and Prilosec. The problem is, heartburn medications are handed out like Tic Tacs, often without addressing the cause of the acid reflux. They […]

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All You Need to Know about the Fundoplication

Are you thinking about undergoing a fundoplication? For example, a Nissen fundoplication? If you have extreme acid reflux, that might be a good idea. Especially if nothing else has worked. However, if you get an inexperienced surgeon, you might end up making it worse! Many doctors recommend surgery too early, even without having all the facts on your […]

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Is Baking Soda a Safe Home Remedy for Heartburn?

Baking soda can be found on many kitchen shelves. It can be used not only for baking but also for cleaning and even for brushing our teeth. Another interesting fact about baking soda is that it neutralizes gastric acid. Does that make it an effective home remedy for heartburn? Well, that depends on how we use it. If […]

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Heartburn Treatment: Hunting Triggers

Do you suffer from painful heartburn? Then you surely want to know how you can successfully treat your symptoms. I will tell you how to get relief from your pain. You will see that there is no magic trick to it. Instead, successful treatment of heartburn (= GERD) is based on fixing its root causes. So, let’s […]

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9 Symptoms that Show You Have LPR

  LPR causes inflammation in every part of the airways. Usually, the LPR starts to show with one or a few of the symptoms. The longer you let the disease progress, the more additional LPR symptoms you will see. That is why it is so crucial to stop the disease early.   The 11 Telltale […]

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Why Gaviscon Advance is Superior to Regular Gaviscon

  Gaviscon is a medication that relieves reflux. It is important to know that Gaviscon’s formula varies from country to country. The US version is not very useful. The formula sold in the UK is much more effective against reflux.   Crucial Difference: the Concentration of the Algae Extract The US Gaviscon is mainly an […]

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Why Reflux can Worsen Burning Mouth Syndrome

  Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain disorder. As the name suggests, most people with BMS have a burning sensation in the mouth. However, other symptoms include a stabbing or scalding pain. The pain usually affects the mouth and tongue. The throat, gums & lips can also be affected.   More People Have […]

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The Supreme Guide to LPR Causes & Treatment

  There are many causes of LPR. Which is why there are many potential solutions as well. Many physicians treat generically – each patient receives the same treatment. If the patient is lucky, that treatment tackles the root cause. If not, the LPR will persist or come back. For a permanent cure, you need the […]

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Review: The Koufman Diet & Dropping Acid Cookbook

  Dr. Jamie Koufman is a, if not THE, pioneer in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). She has coined the term LPR as well as its synonyms: silent reflux, airway reflux & respiratory reflux. Dr. Koufman’s authority goes back to the books that she published about LPR. There are two versions of the book available. The […]

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