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Acupuncture for Acid Reflux

One of the most commonly heard of complaint by doctors involving digestive system and abdomen related conditions that affect the central nervous system or digestive system is acid reflux.  In acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the nature of vomiting, nausea and reflux are about the same. So, they also have the same treatment.  This […]
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Acupuncture for Acid Reflux

Studies done at the University of Adelaide in Australia observed the use of low pulses of electricity to stimulate an acupuncture point, the P6 or pericardium 6 (Neiguan) that is located on the wrist. This point corresponds to acid reflux and other upper gastrointestinal issues. Stimulating this point leads to a decrease in the relaxations […]
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Acid Reflux Treatments and Drugs

The doctor often will start you out with over the counter medications and gradually resort to other more intensive treatments if OTC medications are not effective. Other treatments for GERD can include: Prokinetics H2 receptor antagonists Proton pump inhibitors or PPIs If symptoms respond to medicines, these medicines may be the only treatment plan you […]
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Acid Reflux Tests and Diagnosis

Your doctor may already discover in the reporting of your symptoms an acid reflux/heartburn diagnosis. He will assuredly back this up with corresponding diagnostic tests and exams. The doctor can examine your esophagus by x-ray or by endoscopy, which is a visual examination of an organ which in this case will be your esophagus with […]
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Acid Reflux Risk Factors

Eating habits – People are likely to experience acid reflux when they eat a large meal and afterwards bend over from the waist or lie on their back. People who love to eat bedtime snacks are at high risk to get acid reflux as well. Respiratory diseases – Around half to almost all people with […]
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Acid Reflux Prevention

With corresponding lifestyle changes gastroesophageal refulx disease or GERD can be properly managed. The primary cause of GERD is the weakening or dysfunction of the lower esophageal sphincter causing the stomach acid to reflux into the esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter (LES) is the part of the esophagus where the esophagus and the abdomen meet. […]
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Acid Reflux Lifestyles and Home Remedies

Acid reflux is often referred to as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or heartburn and is often exacerbated by certain medicines, foods and other factors. Listed below are some of the ways to better your acid reflux symptoms: Use a journal or diary to record your heartburn episodes and the things and activities that look like […]
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Acid Reflux Definition

Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease is defined as a condition that arises when stomach contents go back from the throat to the esophagus causing troublesome complications and/or symptoms.  Common belief erroneously blames an unhealthy lifestyle as one of the causes of GERD.  The fact is, people living healthy lives are only a little less […]
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Acid Reflux Coping and Support

Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is not a condition you would want to experience on a regular basis.  No one wants to always experience breathing difficulty, nausea, heartburn, sleepless nights or pain in the chest. If you have GERD you may want to communicate with someone who can understand what you feel and […]
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Acid Reflux Complications

Individuals who suffer acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) with prompt and the right treatment will not experience any major complications.  In severe instances of GERD, however, the chances in suffering from GERD-related complications are high. If you have longstanding acid reflux, then you need to see a physician to examine yourself for any […]
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