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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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Hoarseness - Surprising Symptoms of Acid Reflux

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 31, 2014 3:24:00 PM

Acid reflux is something everyone deals with at one time or another, it seems. Spicy food, rich food or just eating too much food at once can cause that familiar feeling of burning and discomfort in your chest.   

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Our Guest Blogger Dr. Frank W. Jackson discusses: What's The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jul 9, 2014 12:12:00 PM

In the last 15 years, there has been an enormous amount of research focused on the bacteria that live in the gastrointestinal tract. Although medical schools once taught that the lower gut played only a minor role in overall health, we now understand that the bacteria that live there can affect everything from heart health to weight loss and bone strength. The formula is simple: when healthy bacteria outnumber unhealthy bacteria, overall health improves.

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Probiotics, healthy gut, prebiotic, dietary suggestions

Three Symptoms that Might Mean You Have Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 2, 2014 7:30:00 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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Five Factors Implicated in the Rise in Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Jul 1, 2014 8:00:00 AM

One type of cancer appears to be on the rise dramatically: Esophageal cancer. Despite a drop in smoking and other risk factors, the disease continues to rise in both men and women, by as much as 50 percent in the last 40 years in some countries (like the United Kingdom). While not all the factors for the increase have been determined, there are some known risk factors that will increase your chances of getting cancer of the esophagus in your lifetime. 

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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

Top 3 Tips for the Prevention and Treatment of Metabolic Syndrome

Posted by Rachel Jones on Jun 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Metabolic syndrome is a combination of high risk symptoms associated with the onset of diabetes and heart disease. You can suffer the accompanying high risk factors like high blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, without having heart disease or diabetes. However, you are at higher risk of developing these diseases if you don't take steps to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome. The treatment for metabolic syndrome may also need to be slightly customized to help you reduce the risk factors without triggering gastrointestinal distress in patients who are also dealing with IBS or Celiac disease.

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exercise, dietary suggestions, treatment for metabolic syndrome

Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Tool Shows Unprecedented Detection Rates

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 27, 2014 3:49:00 PM

Colon cancer is one of the most common cancers today, but the good news is that a new research has found an effective screening tool called the colorectal screening. According to the researchers, the new screening tool has a 98% sensitivity success rate for detecting colorectal cancers

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Reflux and Esophageal Cancer

Posted by Rachel Jones on May 16, 2014 3:44:00 PM

Esophageal cancer is most often caused by either squamous cell carcinoma along the inner lining of the esophagus or by adenocarcinoma, malignant tumors of the gland cells. Adenocarcinoma is occurring more often in patients and is closely linked to acid reflux and reflux related disorders.

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