GERD / Acid Reflux

Gastro Esophogeal Reflux Disease, or Acid Reflux Disease, is characterized by chronic heartburn or acid reflux, feelings of discomfort or food trapped in the throat and other symptoms. Caused by a weakened esophagus, the painful feelings are due to stomach acid and food entering the esophagus from the stomach.  GERD can be brought on by pregnancy, obesity, hernia and other conditions. There are surgical options available, but many symptoms can be eased by lifestyle changes and medication such as antacids. Read more about your options here!

How to Use Licorice for Acid Reflux

With soothing properties for the gastrointestinal tract, licorice root may be beneficial for digestive disorders such as acid reflux. Learn what the benefits are and how to safely use licorice for acid reflux.

What are Acid Reflux Medications?

Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs when stomach acid rises up into the esophagus, leading to an uncomfortable and sometimes painful burning feeling in the chest. Discover several acid reflux medications that can alleviate the pain along with their side effects.

Chronic Acid Reflux Damage to the Esophagus

Chronic acid reflux is experienced by many and is usually not a problem. However, there are a number of serious complications, including acid reflux damage to the esophagus, that can occur if you ignore the symptoms too long. Learn more about the symptoms of chronic GERD and chronic acid reflux.

The Use of Melatonin for GERD Treatment

The use of melatonin for GERD treatment is a relatively new concept which is only slowly being backed up with scientific evidence. Recent evidence indicates that melatonin might in fact be a useful GERD treatment for some people.