Simple Ways to Avoid Esophageal Cancer
It all begins with acid reflux. That's when digestive acids flow backwards and cause heartburn. Over time, this condition can lead to more serious conditions, including cancer.
Clues for Cause of Esophageal Cancer
Like millions of people, you may have occasionally suffered from a bout of heartburn after eating spicy foods. But recurring heartburn can be a symptom of more serious health problems.
Obesity and Acid Reflux
Acid reflux is on the rise as our waistlines expand. What's going on in our stomachs, and is there anything we can do about it?
GERD, Inflammation and Esophageal Cancer
It might begin as occasional heartburn. Later, the heartburn becomes more consistent. Then it becomes more serious as gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ).
Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is not just an uncomfortable result of a greasy meal. Given enough time, some people with acid reflux may develop damage to their esophagus. And without treatment, enough damage can influence the tissue to become cancerous. While treatment for GERD or the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus usually involves acid suppression with several medications, a new surgical device provides a permanent solution to treat advanced cases of heartburn. Ask your doctor about long term treatments for acid reflux. Formally known as ...
Cancer Patients Support Each Other Through Facebook Community
Talking to a doctor about cancer, its treatment and aftermath offers a detached point of view because the physician usually doesn't have first-hand knowledge. But interacting with fellow patients can be enormously helpful and supportive.
Trouble sleeping doesn't seem like reason for concern. After all, half of Americans struggle with insomnia at least a couple of nights each week. It may simply be caused by heartburn and acid regurgitation.
Esophagus Problems Are in the Genes
Barrett's esophagus happens when stomach acids damage the lining of the esophagus. Now, it seems that genes may also play a role in causing the disorder.
No Signs Doesn't Mean No Disease
If you have a health problem but no symptoms, you may not even know that you are sick. Some people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, have this problem.
Heartburn Isn't a Cancer Sentence
Over time, heartburn can wear down the lining of your esophagus. This can put you at risk for cancer. But is the risk really that high?