Tag: "heartburn" at medical news
Most young women don't recognize heart attack warning signs
...breath 21 percent said they had indigestion or heartburn
8 percent felt weakness or fatigue Only about half of the women went to an emergency room within the first hour of their symptoms. "When we asked the women why they delayed going to the hospital, half of those who waited more than an hour said ...
New reflux guidelines released
...These patients may have typical reflux symptoms of heartburn
and regurgitation but also may complain of chest pain, asthma, chronic cough and chronic laryngitis." This confusing list of symptoms, coupled with the fact that many of these patients do not have visible esophageal erosions, makes diagnosis and trea...
Esophageal cancer rates climb with obesity; U-M study finds esophagectomy safe in obese patients
...blem now, and it's because we're a fat society. If heartburn
is persistent or chronic, patients should have a thorough exam and endoscopy to see if they have developed Barrett's esophagus, which carries an increased risk of cancer and signals the need for close surveillance with periodic endoscopies and biopsi...
Study demonstrates long-term durability of Plicator procedure
...kow. The study involved 29 patients with chronic heartburn
who required daily maintenance of their symptoms with medication. Patients were treated at five sites, each receiving plication treatment. They were then evaluated for GERD symptoms and medication use 12 and 36 months after treatment. All but one o...
Study finds unexpected results in acid suppression between two OTC heartburn treatments
...utic response of drugs from widely-used classes of heartburn
medications, omeprazole magnesium, a proton pump i...t for people who have frequent heartburn, that is, heartburn
two or more days per week, taking an over-the-counter PPI is an excellent option." In this 14 day s...
Obesity linked to acid reflux disease
...ease in body weight increases the chance of having heartburn
and acid reflux, which can increase the risk of esophageal ulcers and cancer," says Corley. "While we cant say at this time that weight loss therapy is definitely the solution to this condition, it certainly warrants further research as a treatment."...
OHSU findings may improve how people with chronic heartburn, precancer of the esophagus are screened
...first to report that screening people with chronic heartburn
or pre-cancer of the esophagus in an office setting using a "skinny scope" is as accurate, less expensive and less risky than a traditional sedated screening in a procedure room and patients prefer it. The findings are published online and in print ...
Holiday season could ring in 'heartburn season'
... starring role in this process. "Most of the time heartburn
is a nuisance, not a tremendous threat to your hea...acids taken after people already were experiencing heartburn
was the only therapy available. Emphasis has since shifted to prevention. Those who are planning to...
Newsbriefs from the journal Chest: October 2006
...searchers defined clinically significant reflux as heartburn
and/or acid regurgitation weekly, and other outcome measures included frequency and type of COPD exacerbations. Researchers found that the 37 percent of patients reporting GERD symptoms were twice as likely to experience COPD exacerbations, compared ...
Heartburn drug may help to slow progression of chronic heart failure
An over-the-counter medication used to treat heartburn
and acid reflux also appears to help decrease the ...hemical reaction that allows stomach acid to cause heartburn
and create ulcers also appears to damage and weaken diseased hearts. Blocking this process with the ...
Chocolate, wine, spicy foods may be OK for heartburn, Stanford study finds
..., eat a grapefruit, too. Gerson says that for most heartburn
patients, there's insufficient evidence to support the notion that eating these foods will make heartburn
worse - or that cutting them out will make it go away. Many of Gerson's patients walk into her cl...
Heartburn common in western populations
In western countries, 25% of people report having heartburn
at least once a month, 12% at least once per week,...er than in western populations, with 11% reporting heartburn
at least once per month, 4% weekly, and 2% having daily symptoms. The cause of the disease is curren...
New technology detects risks of drugs to heart sooner
...ibiotics, weight loss, anti-psychotic medications, heartburn
medications, and some cancer and heart disease therapies, some of which have been pulled from the market or limited in use due to their tendency to prolong the QT interval. COMPAS was designed to accurately identify ECG abnormalities, while taking ...
New study shows erosive esophagitis healing linked to acid control
...cid control also correlated to significantly lower heartburn
and acid regurgitation symptom scores (Spearman ra... GERD." Acid reflux disease is frequent persistent heartburn
(burning pain and pressure in the center of the chest) on two or more days a week. It occurs when t...
Study shows more than half of esophageal cancer patients now survive
...ce severe heartburn. Of those people with frequent heartburn
for five years or more, about one in five develop ...easing likelihood that a given patient with severe heartburn
will undergo endoscopy, an imaging test that can catch cancer early. The combination of the rise in ...
Photodynamic therapy is an alternative to removal of esophagus
...sy food, not cancer. You may not know that chronic heartburn
is linked to esophageal cancer. Most people experience occasional heartburn. But when heartburn
is severe or occurs frequently over an extended period of time, it is called Gastroesophageal Reflux...
Link between esophageal cancer and soft drinks debunked by researchers at Yale
...us; and association of carbonated soft drinks with heartburn
at night, a known risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma. "The theory that soft drinks could be causing this cancer was picked up by the media and widely disseminated," said lead author of the Yale study Susan Mayne, professor in the Department o...
Study provides first estimate of US population affected by Barrett's esophagus
... include heartburn, waking during the night due to heartburn
pain and acid regurgitation. However, some people with Barrett's don't show symptoms of the disease and it often goes undiagnosed for years. While the exact cause of Barrett's is not clear, people with chronic GERD, obese people, men and Caucasians...
Aspirin & similar drugs may cut risk of esophageal cancer in people with Barrett's esophagus
..., a precancerous condition associated with chronic heartburn
that affects an estimated 1 million to 2 million Americans. These findings, by Thomas L. Vaughan, M.D., M.P.H., and colleagues at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will appear Nov. 8 in the online edition of The Lancet Oncology. Researchers at ...
'Silent' nighttime acid reflux symptoms can cause poor sleep and sleep apnea
... 31, 2005 -- Patients with sleep complaints but no heartburn
symptoms suffered episodes of nighttime acid reflu...awakening. "These are patients without significant heartburn
symptoms, who are experiencing acid reflux during sleep," explained William C. Orr, Ph.D. of Lynn He...