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When it comes to the internal components of your body, you probably don’t notice them until something feels “wrong.” For example, let’s discuss your esophagus. This otherwise unnoticeable tube, responsible for transporting food from your mouth to your stomach, has a big job to do and if something is wrong, you’ll notice.   Esophageal Anatomy […]

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May 21, 2021

Foods That Can Cause Heartburn On occasion, most people will experience heartburn after ingesting certain foods or eating too close to bedtime. When you have heartburn more than twice weekly, and it is a consistent issue, it is time to address the cause and seek treatment. Heartburn and acid reflux are symptoms of a condition […]

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September 19, 2018

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a common condition with symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, chest pain and difficulty swallowing. About 15 million Americans experience GERD symptoms daily. GERD is caused by a weakening of the esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach contents to back up into the esophagus. The stomach contains acid and pepsin which, if allowed […]

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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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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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