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Archives: 2009 March | Stop Acid Reflux Now

Should You Consider EndoCinch As A Treatment for Acid Reflux?

What is the Bard EndoCinch Suturing System procedure?  The Bard EndoCinch Suturing System is actually part of a treatment for acid reflux known as Edoluminal Gastroplication (ELGP).  ELGP is a therapy designed to treat symptomatic GERD.  ELGP creates pleats at the lower esophageal sphincter (LES ) in order to change the gateway between the esophagus and the […]

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All The Possible Symptoms Of Acid Reflux

To start you on your path of discovery, the following is a list of all the possible symptoms of acid reflux:
Common symptoms:
Heartburn – This is the most common acid reflux symptom and is characterized by a burning sensation that feels as though it is rising from the stomach or lower chest, and continues up towards […]

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Tests to Diagnose GERD

Barium Swallow Radiograph
A barium swallow radiograph, commonly known as barium swallow, is an x-ray examination that evaluates the upper digestive tract (esophagus, stomach, small intestine), and is often used as a tool to diagnose GERD.  Since x-rays cannot pick up internal regions of the body, the patient is required to swallow barium.  Barium is a […]

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Will Acid Reflux Worsen Over Time?

It is imperative that acid reflux/GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) suffers find ways to prevent, reduce and relieve their acid reflux symptoms.  Not taking such precautions will not only mean more discomfort, but long term consistent attacks of acid reflux can lead to internal damage that may be permanent, and can lead to other serious conditions […]

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