Acid Reflux

Carolyn Gretton

The heartburn medication linked to a four-fold increase for COVID-19

Heartburn is common… and so are the medicines used to treat it. Proton pump inhibitors are especially popular, but there could be a surprising side effect associated with regular use that could land you in serious danger…

Carolyn Gretton

How treating acid reflux can bring on diabetes

The use of proton pump inhibitors to treat acid reflux over a long period of time has been shown to produce some serious side effects, including bone fractures and gut infections. Now there’s another ailment long-term users of PPIs have to watch out for — diabetes.

Margaret Cantwell

Remove these cancer-growing medications from your medicine cabinet now

Back in the summer months, ranitidine-based medications were found to contain an impurity considered a probable human carcinogen. The FDA thought the amount and impact was small, but things have changed: If they’re in your medicine cabinet, you should know the danger has increased significantly…

Dr. Elizabeth Klodas MD, FACC

7 ways to tell if it’s heart pain or heartburn

We all get aches and pains, but when it’s your chest we’re talking about… well, that’s always concerning. Could it be heartburn or something serious? The body’s signals can be confusing, but when the signal comes from your chest, the stakes are too high to ignore. How do you know when to seek medical attention?

Jedha Dening

4 natural (and safe!) reflux remedies

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD, is a condition where stomach acid splashes up into the esophagus. Luckily, there are a variety of simple remedies that can help put out the fire naturally…

Joyce Hollman

If your heartburn is worse, estrogen could be to blame

If you’re a post-menopausal woman, you may be taking hormones to help slow bone loss and prevent osteoporosis. HRT carries some risks. But one hormone in particular could put you at risk for another condition that has nothing to do with your bones…