Acid Reflux

Esophageal Cancer: Reduce Your Risk

Esophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, the incidence of some types of esophageal cancer is on the rise.

With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of certain factors that can put you at greater risk.

This article will discuss what esophageal cancer is and what causes it. We’ll also highlight how you can lower your likelihood of esophageal cancer.


By |2022-01-24T12:44:10-06:00November 16th, 2021|Acid Reflux, Digestive Health|Comments Off on Esophageal Cancer: Reduce Your Risk

10 Ways to Avoid Heartburn

Football season is finally here! For many people, this means grilling out, constant snacking, and staying up late watching Sunday night football.

Now that the season is in full swing, you may be noticing a familiar theme. And, no, I’m not talking about your team’s record. I’m talking about heartburn.

Sometimes, certain lifestyle choices can wreak havoc on your digestive system. This article will discuss how to avoid heartburn so you can enjoy game day pain-free.


By |2021-10-14T07:15:30-05:00October 13th, 2021|Acid Reflux|Comments Off on 10 Ways to Avoid Heartburn

GERD and Reflux Management Tips

With the last week of November being designated as national GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) awareness week (who comes up with this stuff?), I wanted to provide a little additional information on this all too common problem.  Since many of us experience reflux around the holidays I thought it was important to go over this topic and give some tips to manage the symptoms.

What is REFLUX?

Reflux means flow of gastric fluid from the stomach backward into the esophagus.  This can be reflux of acid or just gastric juice and bile.  If the valve at the bottom of the esophagus (lower esophageal sphincter) that normally prevents this reflux


By |2020-09-17T14:06:08-05:00November 29th, 2015|Acid Reflux|Comments Off on GERD and Reflux Management Tips

Do I have GERD?

This is a question I get asked a lot by my San Antonio, TX patients.  Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a chronic condition that most people experience at some point in their life.  One of the problems with reflux is that it can manifest in many different ways.  I get reflux on occasion.  For me it is usually during exercise, after a big meal or with alcohol.  I also get it during most Husker football games. The triggers are different for different people.

Symptoms of reflux vary.  As noted by the National Institute of Digestive Diseases


By |2020-09-17T14:09:08-05:00September 18th, 2013|Acid Reflux|2 Comments
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