Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

What is acid reflux? — Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus, tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Another term for acid reflux is “gastroesophageal reflux disease,” or GERD. What are the symptoms of acid reflux? — The symptoms include: ●Burning… » Read More

Barrett’s Esophagus-Managing The Risks

Patients with acid reflux should know that there is a risk over the long term of developing Barrett’s Esophagus (BE), when the lower esophageal squamous mucosa transforms into intestinal metaplasia. And you know that there is the potential for the Barrett’s mucosa to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). It is a growing dilemma as the… » Read More

Recommendations for Long-term use of PPI for GERD

Both patients and physicians have a lot of questions about the safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of medications that have been a mainstay in the management of acid reflux disease (GERD) over the last 25 years. There have been reports in the media associating long-term PPIs with a number of problems. Given… » Read More