Acid Reflux

The Causes of Chronic Cough

…initiated in the respiratory system. Another leading trigger is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you discuss this with your physician, be prepared to get a prescription for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) or other acid-suppressing drug. But before you agree to meds, I urge you to try a safe, inexpensive…

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Preventing and Treating GERD Naturally

…to prevent stomach contents from backing up into the esophagus. Unfortunately, this muscle occasionally relaxes enough to allow reflux, or backward flow, of gastric acid to spill into the esophagus. GERD’s signature symptom is heartburn. Fifteen million Americans experience heartburn daily, and more…

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