Electronic cigarettes are popular yet the medical industry is just beginning to learn about the side effects of their use.1 From a cursory review of e-cigarette forums and social media platforms, a potential association between vaping and heartburn is found.2 With e-cigarette users voicing concern about a connection between vaping and heartburn (a symptom of […]
CHOCOLATE!!! Do I have your attention? If you’re anything like me, I do. I love chocolate! Luckily over the years, I’ve gravitated to eating dark chocolate and cacao, varieties considered to be superfoods. They’re full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eaten in moderation dark chocolate and cacao are considered healthy… if you pick the right […]
GERD and fibromyalgia are bidirectionally related with fibromyalgia patients at slightly greater risk of developing GERD than GERD patients developing fibromyalgia.
Potassium supplement side effects increase the risk of heartburn and irritate GERD symptoms. Minimize potassium heartburn risk by following these simple steps.
Top 20 list of the most common causes of acid reflux that lead to GERD. The following causations weaken the closure of the LES allowing acid to reflux into the esophagus.
Iron deficiency can irritate GERD symptoms and acid reflux can lead to iron deficiency. Both medical conditions have close ties that play off each other.
Anticholinergic effects of medications like Benadryl cause acid reflux and heartburn by slowing digestion and by compromising the closure of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES).
Obesity is the leading cause of GERD symptoms. Weight gain increases the risk of GERD, including those whose weight is considered to be in a normal range.