Did you know that the week of Thanksgiving is classified as GERD Awareness Week? GERD stands for gastroesophageal reflux disease, and it’s a condition we’ve talked about a few times on the blog in the past. GERD is a condition in which stomach acid regularly makes its way back up into your esophageal canal, and […]
7 Ways To Treat Acid Reflux Without Medication
Medications can play a pivotal role in helping us overcome a medical issue, but they are hardly ever a perfect stand-alone option. In many instances doctors will see if they can find a more natural remedy to your issue before turning to medication for an answer. Acid reflux is one of those conditions that can […]
What’s Causing Regurgitation And How Can I Treat It?
Regurgitation occurs when food, liquid or stomach acid makes its way back up from the stomach and into your esophageal canal, sometimes even reaching your mouth. Not only is the sensation uncomfortable, but it can be dangerous in the short- and long-term, potentially causing choking or tissue damage to your esophageal lining. Regurgitation can be […]
How To Avoid Heartburn And GERD During The Holiday Season
Whether you’re indulging in a Christmas ham or eating some chocolate that you found in your stocking, there’s no denying that the holiday season can be a little harder than normal on your digestive system. This is especially true if you suffer from acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Managing your acid reflux can be […]
Treating Acid Reflux During Pregnancy
Acid reflux is a common condition that can develop as an expectant mother nears her due date. In fact, roughly half of all women report symptoms of acid reflux during the third trimester of their pregnancy. But why are pregnant women at a higher risk for acid reflux, and what can be done to help […]
How Does A Doctor Test For Acid Reflux?
Roughly 30 percent of Americans experience heartburn on occasion, and if it begins to happen more frequently, the condition is known as acid reflux. Acid reflux is categorized by a chronic irritation of a person’s esophageal lining as a result of stomach acid making its way up into your esophageal canal. Stomach acid is very […]
How To Control And Reduce GERD Symptoms During The Summer
To many Minnesotans, the summer months are filled with picnics, barbeques and ice cold drinks, and while that all may sound delicious, this new dietary pattern can be extremely hard on your stomach if you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease. With that said, if you keep some helpful tips in mind, you can enjoy all […]
Diagnosing and Treating Esophageal Spasms
When you think of muscle spasms, you probably imagine a twitching or painful sensation in your arm, leg or lower back. While these are some of the most common forms of spasms, they are far from the only muscles prone to spasm. One type of spasms that we help treat in our clinic is the […]
What Is An Esophageal Manometry Test?
If you are experiencing acid reflux or other esophageal issues like difficult swallowing or heartburn, you’ll want to head to a gastroenterologist’s office to get a handle on what’s going on. But how will your specialist figure out what’s going on in your esophageal canal? One diagnostic test that is very helpful in this situation […]