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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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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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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