By Christopher S. Cutler, MD How do you know when heartburn or “indigestion” is something more and needs to be treated? The gastroenterology specialists at Granite Peaks GI take time with their patients to determine if such symptoms may be a result of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). One of the red flags is heartburn occurring more than twice a […]

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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD What is GERD? Frequent heartburn may mean you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), a condition that lead to serious health problems. It is estimated that 40 percent of Americans are impacted by GERD. Symptoms of GERD may include heartburn, regurgitation, chronic cough, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, belching, asthma, and […]

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By Dr. Christopher Cutler Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are medications used to treat acid-peptic disorders such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, and peptic ulcer disease. There are several PPIs on the market including Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole), and Zegerid (omeprazole and sodium bicarbonate). While PPIs overall are […]

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Summer is notorious for bringing people together, whether it’s a barbecue, July 4th & July 24th celebrations, birthdays, and even weddings.  You can almost always expect a smorgasbord of foods that may or may not agree with your digestive system. The following is a list of friendly and not so friendly food choices that could leave […]

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