What are PPIs? Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) – esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole and rabeprazole – are among the most widely used drugs in the world. They allow for the management of gastric acidity for gastric ulcers, duodenal ulcers, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Gastric reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) refers to the intrusion of some of the acidic contents of the stomach into the esophagus and the burning sensation that is felt from the contact of stomach acid with the esophagus. Certain lifestyle and eating habits can accentuate the problem and increase the intensity of the symptoms. […]
Whether your child is a toddler or a teenager, they will occasionally suffer from diarrhea, upset tummy, excessive burping, abdominal pain, or heartburn. Sometimes stress from a big event in a child’s life – such as the first day of school, exams, or a sporting event – triggers a digestive upset. However, when digestive disturbances […]
People with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) tend to burp or belch more than those people without GERD. To see if excessive gas intake worsens GERD, researchers in the Netherlands examined this phenomenon. As reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, to investigate, the researchers measured pressure, liquid, and acidity in the esophagus of 12 people […]
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common, chronic condition caused by the backflow of stomach contents, such as gastric acid, into the esophagus. The main symptoms include a burning, pressure-like sensation in the chest (heartburn), the sensation of food or liquid rising up the esophagus, and a bitter or sour taste in the mouth. Less […]
If you suffer from frequent heartburn, the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), then even the most basic day-to-day life activities can affect your condition. What were once regular habits; such as eating, sleeping, and exercise, can be either aggravators or alleviators. The best approach for alleviating symptoms is a balanced lifestyle of […]
What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease? Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is the back flow of stomach contents into the esophagus. It occurs as a result of hiatus hernia (protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm into the esophageal area), reflux esophagitis, abdominal pressure associated with obesity, or pregnancy pyrosis (heartburn). A ring of muscle […]
If you are following our GERD menus, you don’t have to worry about the ingredients in the meals. In fact, we avoid any food that irritates the oesophagus such as tomatoes, citrus fruits, mint and chocolate, and we limit the use of fats, fermentable foods and spices.