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Archives: 2008 December | Stop Acid Reflux Now

How Effective is Fundoplication as an Acid Reflux Treatment?

Nissen fundoplication, commonly known as fundoplication surgery, has been the standard GERD, hiatal hernia and acid reflux treatment for over 50 years.
The purpose of fundoplication surgery is to prevent and reduce the occurrence of acid reflux by tightening the LES.
What is Fundoplication? Fundoplication refers to folding or wrapping, which is exactly what the surgery involves. […]

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Are Acid Reflux GERD or Heartburn Symptoms of Stress

Many medical studies have found that the more stress a person experiences, the more likely it is they will suffer from heartburn, the most common symptom of acid reflux and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This has lead suffers to wonder if acid reflux is just one of the symptoms of stress or can actually be […]

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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease What are the causes of GERD?

Did you know that acid reflux and its many unpleasant symptoms tend to occur far more frequently in some people than others? Why would this be and what are the causes of GERD? Many doctors believe the answer is connected to family history.
It is estimated that almost 50% of acid reflux sufferers can trace the […]

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How Effective is the Stretta Procedure as a Gastroesophageal Reflux Treatment?

The Stretta procedure is a non-surgical Gastroesophageal Reflux treatment. It was approved by the FDA in 2000, and since then has been successfully used to help many GERD sufferers find relief from their acid reflux/heartburn symptoms.
What is involved in the Stretta procedure? Stretta procedure is performed using an endoscope (a small flexible tube with a […]

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How to Relieve a Painful Throat & Difficulty Swallowing Due to Acid Reflux

A sore throat and difficulty swallowing are two of the many uncomfortable symptoms of acid reflux.  An irritated throat occurs when digestive acids travel back up the esophagus, past the upper esophageal sphincter (UES), and into the larynx and throat. The acid causes the sensitive tissue at the back of the throat to become inflamed, […]

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