Digestive Health

Digestive acids that end up in the wrong place can cause heartburn and stomach ulcers. Find out how to maintain your digestive health and treat uncomfortable conditions such as reflux, gas, upset stomach and more.

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What's the difference between heartburn and acid reflux?

You're enjoying a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs until it feels like someone is stabbing you through the chest. Such is the joy of heartburn -- or is it acid reflux?

5 Signs You Should See the Doctor for Your Heartburn

Heartburn may seem like just another unpleasant thing to endure, much like taxes, rush hour traffic and the contents of a baby's diaper. But when should you bite the bullet and make a doctor's appointment?

5 Lifestyle Tips for GERD Sufferers

GERD is a constant tormentor for those who have it. After all, no one likes the taste of stomach acid. Luckily, treating it isn't just about meds -- you can take control and make some changes of your own.

What foods are the worst for acid reflux?

While many of us abstain from foods simply to keep our weight down, those with acid reflux often have to abstain from certain foods to keep their stomach acid down. Which are the most likely culprits?

5 Acid Reflux Myths

The digestive system is a bit like a toilet. When everything works properly, we have a tendency to take it for granted. The second that something goes haywire, however, it's impossible to ignore.

Expert Opinion: Diverticulosis

Expert opinions about diverticulosis can help you make the right decision. Learn more about diverticulosis in this article.

You've Been Diagnosed with GERD. What Now?

Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Learn about your next steps for lifestyle changes and treatment.

Food and GERD

Certain foods are commonly associated with reflux events. Learn about food and GERD in this article.

GERD: Common in Children

How do you know if your child has GERD? Learn more about GERD and children in this article.

How is GERD diagnosed?

Learn how GERD is diagnosed in this article.

Long-term Complications of GERD

Looking for facts about GERD? Learn about long-term complications of GERD in this article.

Alginic Acid/Antacid Combinations

Learn about Alginic acid and antacid combinations in this article.

Am I at risk for GERD?

Learn about common risk factors for GERD in this article.

Are GERD medications for me?

Here are some questions to ask your doctor to ensure that you're getting the most from your medications.

Bernstein, or Acid Perfusion, Test

The Bernstein, or acid perfusion, test involves placing a thin, flexible tube called a catheter through your nose to your esophagus. Learn what to expect during the test in this article.

Can changes to my lifestyle help control GERD?

Lifestyle changes can be hard to make at first, but your efforts will pay off when GERD symptoms improve. Learn more about controlling GERD in this article.

What can I do to cope with side effects of GERD medications?

Coping with medication side effects can be difficult. Learn about GERD medication side effects in this article.

Could my other health problems cause GERD?

Learn about other conditions that can cause GERD-like symptoms in this article.

GERD: A Quick Overview

What is the definition of GERD? Learn about GERD in this article.

How can I be sure I have GERD?

Learn about GERD symptoms and how your doctor diagnoses GERD in this article.

How can I get the support I need to control my GERD?

If you suffer from GERD, it can help to know you're not alone. Learn about GERD support in this article.

How can I make it easier to stick with my GERD treatment?

There are a number of reasons why people don't stick to their treatment plans. Learn about GERD treatment plans in this article.

How common is GERD?

GERD affects more than 15 million people in the United States. Learn more facts about GERD in this article.