Acid reflux is on the rise. In fact, acid reflux may be 50% more common today than it was 10 years ago. Although this disease is diagnosed in both men and women, there are some differences in the way it affects either group.
To say that the advent of the pill changed the lives of women forever is not an exaggeration. With the advancement of effective birth control, women have not only been able to manage when a pregnancy takes place but are also leading healthier lives. However, there are still misconceptions about conception. Here are five myths about birth control that need to be busted.
Anyone who suffers with gastroesophageal reflux disease, or better known as GERD, knows firsthand the pain and discomfort that stomach acid can cause when it backs up into the esophagus and throat. There are a number of treatments available once this condition has been diagnosed, but research continues the quest for better, less invasive treatments. Electrical stimulation of the esophagus may be a promising treatment in the future for unresolved acid reflux symptoms.
If you suffer from heartburn, you can take some comfort in knowing that most cases are treatable. When heartburn becomes more frequent that may be a strong indicator of a disease commonly known as acid reflux or GERD.
IBD or inflammatory bowel disease can either be in the form of Cohn disease or an ulcerative colitis. Both these are associated with inflammation of the intestinal tract.
Although obesity is becoming an ever-increasing problem in America, nobody wants to be overweight. Carrying excess weight around wherever you go makes life more difficult and can be at the root of many health problems. For instance, there is a growing body of research that supports the premise that excess weight increases the risk of chronic heartburn and it's advanced cousin GERD.
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