|August 2, 2010
When Reflux Doesn't Get Better: Back to the drawing board! Scope #2!
How we knew it was time for another look.
July 23, 2010
The "Unhealthy Eating Epidemic"
Is it obesity or unhealthy eating that is increasing reflux?
June 10, 2010
Testing Basics for Acid Reflux
Upper GI? pH probe? EGD? Making sense of the basic tests and what they can tell you about your child's acid reflux.
June 7, 2010
When Is It Time to Get Your Child's Acid Reflux Checked By A Doctor?
Submitting your child to numerous tests seems like cruel and unusual punishment for a tiny baby, can be extremely expensive and may not be needed in all cases. So when do you know it is time to pursue further testing?
June 4, 2010
Reducing Your Infant's Acid Reflux Pain With Out Medication
Medications are often used to treat infant acid reflux and can have a very important place in the treatment plan. If you are looking for some tips that do not involve medicines you have come to the right spot!
May 27, 2010
Tips to Feeding an Infant with Acid Reflux
Nourishing your child with severe acid reflux or acid reflux disease can prove challenging. It is beyond confusing to negotiate the messages sent about what is best for these often sensitive babies.
May 17, 2010
A New Way to Diagnose Eosinophillic Esophagitis
Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EOE) is a condition that can closely mimic the symptoms of GERD. A recent study has indicated that a new marker might be helpful in obtaining an accurate diagnosis.
May 5, 2010
Different Term for Acid Reflux: What is NERD?
What is non erosive esophageal reflux disease and why does it leave many patients so frustrated?
April 13, 2010
Overlaping Conditions: GERD and IBS
What happens when you treat acid reflux and you are still left with unexplained stomach or bowel issues. The “burn” is gone but what is left isn’t much fun either. It could be that you are dealing with both acid reflux and another condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
April 2, 2010
Special Formulas: Advocate for Coverage
Amino acid based formulas can be extremely expensive and many are not covered by insurance. One mom estimated that one month of her child's Neocate formula cost the family nearly $600. This can be an outrageous amount for families dealing with a slow economy along with their child's massive medical bills.
March 10, 2010
Looks like GERD: Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Symptoms of EoE include: swallowing difficulties, chest pain or heartburn, abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and (in children) failure to thrive. These symptoms so closely mimic those of acid reflux that it can be hard to distinguish between the two without accurate testing.
February 17, 2010
The Return of the Burn! What to do When Acid Comes Back
Once you have dealt with an acid reflux episode you are more likely to require treatment for it again in the future. Especially if you are not careful in managing the triggers.
January 27, 2010
The Problem with Over-the-Counter Acid Reflux Medications
While there are definitely benefits to having acid reflux medicines over the counter there can also be issues for many patients.
January 7, 2010
Add a few of these tips to reduce the burn in the new year!
November 18, 2009
Thanksgiving: Burn Free!
While some foods can be fine for those dealing with acid reflux there are other traditional treats that might best be avoided.
November 10, 2009
Medications can trigger acid reflux too!
There are many things that can trigger acid reflux. Did you know that certain medications can be triggers for this painful condition as well?
November 2, 2009
Pregnancy and Acid Reflux
Pregnancy can be a huge trigger for many dealing with acid reflux. Women who have never dealt with heartburn before can be sidelined with severe burning and pain.
March 13, 2009
As most of you know, the FDA just released a new “Black Box Warning” for metaclopramide or Reglan.
March 7, 2009
Answering Fad Diet Questions - This is from Jen's blog about Inflamatory Bowel. See more IBD Blogs on Health Central
September 8, 2008
Obesity and Acid Reflux - As a nutritionist I am required to tell you that obesity is putting millions at risk for debilitating disease and even early death. In 2005 a review of previous research on GERD showed a very strong correlation between the severity of GERD and a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI). As the person’s BMI rose so did their rate of complications from GERD.
August 13, 2008
Calcium and PPI Medications - Calcium is an essential mineral in the human body. It is needed for the proper formation of bones and teeth and is also found in the blood and other cells where it regulates metabolic functions. When previous headlines blared about the increased risk of hip fractures with PPI use many AR patients began to worry.
July 29, 2008
Hi, my name is Jennifer Rackley and I treated my child's GERD with medications- I sometimes feel like this should be my opening line, an apology to the world for using medicine in my infant
July 21, 2008
Our Story: Melina & Acid Reflux - Melina introduced me to the world of acid reflux shortly after her birth in 2002. From the beginning we struggled to get her to eat. To swallow seemed too painful. Melina's throat looked raw and even her cry began to sound hoarse.
July 7, 2008
Food Allergy, Intolerance and Acid Reflux - Food allergies and intolerances can aggravate the symptoms and, in some cases, even cause acid reflux. If your acid reflux does not respond well to treatment it may be time to consider if an allergy or intolerance could be playing a role in the problem.
June 16, 2008
Listen to Your Dentist - I would have saved myself a lot of pain if I had just listened to my dentist. He noticed about five months ago that there was additional erosion of the tooth enamel on my back bottom molars.