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Non-Celiac Gluten or Wheat Sensitivity

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Apr 25, 2019 7:42:00 AM
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Celiac, diarrhea, IBS, gluten, immune system, bloating, symptoms

Lose weight - How to Avoid Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Feb 9, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Gastrointestinal issues, such as heartburn and acid reflux are no picnic. You feel a burning in your chest, the uncomfortable sting of stomach acids in your esophagus, your chest hurts, and you may find it difficult to swallow. If you're like a lot of people, you've probably picked up a few rolls of antacids, or headed to the drugstore or even your doctor in order to get some sort of medication that will make the feeling stop for as long as possible. But the real answer to long term relief isn't on the shelf at all. It starts with you, and some basic lifestyle changes that will help you lose weight and significantly reduce these issues for a more comfortable life.

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Chest pain - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Aug 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Chest pain is never something to treat lightly and should always be checked out by a doctor. But what happens when your heart is in perfect working condition...yet you still feel that familiar pain and tightness? It could be that you're suffering symptoms of acid reflux.

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Asthma - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Aug 12, 2014 11:00:00 AM

GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a back flow of acidic content that enters the esophagus from the stomach. When the esophagal sphincter becomes relaxed, content from the stomach could become backed up in to the esophagus and produce a burning feeling. This sensation is called heartburn. 

 

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Three Symptoms of the Metabolic Syndrome Related to Diet and Obesity

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Jun 26, 2014 12:01:00 PM

Metabolic syndrome is a catchall phrase for a variety of symptoms that typically accompany the onset of cardiac disease and diabetes. However, the symptoms themselves may not seem all that dangerous in and of themselves - especially if they are only temporary. Three such symptoms are:


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high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure

So You Think You Have Constipation?

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Mar 4, 2014 12:53:00 AM
Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA.  
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EsophyX TIF Procedure is Superior to Maximum Dose PPI Therapy

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on May 30, 2013 12:30:00 AM

As reported by Medscape, according to research presented at the Digestive Disease Week meeting, “patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) might benefit more from transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) than from continued treatment with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs).” The study’s lead author Karim Trad, MD, said, “In this study, transoral incisionless fundoplication was superior to maximal-dose PPIs in eliminating daily troublesome typical and atypical symptoms in selected patients.” Dr. Trad added that the findings “establish for the first time that, for some patients, the procedure is better than maximal-dose PPI therapy for controlling a range of GERD symptoms.”

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hiatal hernia, fundoplication, LINX, GERD, atypical reflux, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, esophageal cancer

Refluxology: The Study of GERD

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Jul 21, 2012 11:36:00 AM

So, you think you have acid reflux?  What is acid reflux?  Why is it called acid reflux?

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Obesity, GERD, atypical reflux, nonacid reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, incisionless surgery, Barrett's Esophagus

New Surgical Therapy for GERD: The LINX Magnetic Bracelet

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Apr 23, 2012 9:27:00 AM

A new laparoscopic therapy for reflux has been recently approved for the treat of reflux.  The procedure requires laparoscopic surgery (small incisions in the abdomen) in order to place this new device at the level of the lower esophageal sphincter.  Certain limitations will occur as the result of this procedure as will be discussed.

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Reflux, hiatal hernia, TIF, LINX, GERD, atypical reflux, heartburn, EsophyX, Barrett's Esophagus

FDA Warns: Reflux Drug Therapy & Increased C. difficle Diarrhea

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Mar 13, 2012 2:51:00 AM

Several news agencies recently reported concerns of the FDA over the increased risk of Clostridium difficle diarrheal illness in patients using acid lowering antireflux drugs in the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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c. difficile, hiatal hernia, GERD, atypical reflux, EsophyX