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Distinguishing Between Bile Reflux and Acid Reflux can be Difficult

Distinguishing Between Bile Reflux and Acid Reflux can be Difficult August 5, 2011 Dear Mayo Clinic: What is the difference between bile reflux and acid reflux? Answer: Bile reflux involves fluid from the small intestine flowing into the stomach and esophagus. Acid reflux is backflow of stomach acid into the [...]

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Bracelet-Like Device Controls Chronic Acid Reflux, Study Finds

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. VIDEO ALERT: Audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. C. Daniel Smith describing the [...]

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Mayo Clinic Offers Newly Approved Treatment for Acid Reflux Disease

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic in Florida will be one of the first health care institutions in the United States to offer a newly approved device to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). The condition, also known as acid reflux disease, can lead to serious health problems. VIDEO ALERT: Additional video [...]

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Acid Reflux Study

A sore throat, chronic cough and bronchitis that just won't go away. Think you might have a lingering cold? Maybe. But doctors at Mayo Clinic say that, for some people, those symptoms might actually be caused by acid reflux.

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Monday's Housecall

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Bracelet-Like Beads Can Help Chronic Acid Reflux

A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease. The device encircles the valve at the junction of the esophagus and stomach, helping it stay closed when a person is not eating or drinking. The procedure, which typically takes less than an hour, gained FDA approval in [...]

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TUESDAY Q & A: Lifestyle Changes are a Good First Step in Heartburn Treatment

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Until recently I’d never experienced heartburn, but now I seem to have it at least twice a week. I would like to avoid taking over-the-counter medications. Is it possible to prevent heartburn by avoiding certain foods? ANSWER: Heartburn, or acid reflux, happens when stomach acid backs up [...]

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Bronchitis: Cough it Up!

It’s a common scenario, especially for smokers. A cough that just doesn’t go away. Chronic bronchitis. It’s defined as a cough that persists for more than two years and the victim has been coughing up phlegm for at least three months.  Inflammation is what makes you cough, and there are a variety [...]

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Tiny Titanium Beads Can Help If You Have GERD

If you have chronic acid reflux disease you'll be interested in this newly approved procedure.  It's a ring of tiny magnetic titanium beads that can keep stomach acid from leaking into the esophagus, helping patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)  who suffer from reflux symptoms despite taking medication.  GERD is a condition in [...]

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