Heartburn and ulcers are two conditions that typically present with similar symptoms in nearby regions, so it’s not uncommon for patients to mistakenly believe that they are dealing with one condition when they are actually bothered by the other. We’ve talked about each of these conditions in depth on their own blog posts, but we […]
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 […]
5 Gastrointestinal Conditions To Watch For As You Get Older
A number of health conditions become a little more common as we get older. We’re more likely to experience spinal disc issues or joint pain when we’re older, but there are also some gastrointestinal conditions that become more common in your 50s, 60s and beyond. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at five […]
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 […]
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 […]
When is Heartburn Cause for Concern?
Thanksgiving means different things to people, but to gastrointestinal specialists, the holiday is associated with one specific health condition – heartburn. Millions of Americans have experienced heartburn or acid reflux on at least once occasion, and considering that overeating is one of the driving factors behind the condition, the Thanksgiving holiday is a big time […]