November is GERD Awareness Month. GERD can also be known as gastroesophageal reflux disease. Each year around the week of Thanksgiving, GERD sufferers are likely to experience an increase in symptoms such as heartburn, coughing and nausea.
GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a serious medical problem that affects up to one in five Americans. Common symptoms include heartburn and regurgitation — a sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth.
An employee calls in sick – she was up late the previous night with terrible pain, almost like a knife in the chest. Fearing a heart attack, she called 911 and, after hours of cardiac testing and monitoring at the hospital, costing thousands of dollars, the diagnosis is an episode of sudden onset gastroesophageal reflux disease, known as GERD.
Transoral incisionless fundoplication with the EsophyX device provided long-term control of GERD symptoms through 4 years of follow-up, according to new data from the TEMPO trial presented at Minimally Invasive Surgery Week, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons 2017 annual meeting.
Radio interview with Dr. Willis Parsons about GERD, Sleep and the TIF procedure for reflux. (Recorded May 2017, 9 minutes) Ray: Thanks for listening to Square Values on 670 The Score. I’m Ray. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adults aged 18 to 60 years old should sleep at least seven hours […]
EndoGastric Solutions® (EGS), (incisionless procedural therapy for gastroesophageal reflux disease announced today that HealthNet, part of Centene, a Fortune 500 company and major commercial health insurer in the U.S., now covers the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication (TIF®) 2.0 procedure.
Antelope Valley Hospital is the first hospital in the area to offer a surgical procedure called transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hospital officials announced this week.
Ever notice your workload piling up the day after the Super Bowl? Wonder where your coworkers are? Turns out, about 16 million of them call in sick on what is known as “Super Sick Day,” a day notoriously referred to as the day after Super Bowl Sunday. But it’s not a day that is celebrated.
The day after the Super Bowl is a day of high absenteeism in the workplace. Experts tell us how to avoid overdoing it at those Sunday parties. Perhaps it was those extra beers you drank during the post-game festivities. Or maybe it was those half-dozen chicken wings you gnawed on during crunch time in the fourth quarter.
Tis the season for indulging in some of your favorite foods and traditions. The only downside: those tasty moments may bring some unwanted symptoms, like heartburn. Alex Verde explains how to know when heartburn can be a sign of something more serious. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @WeAreAustin and find us on Facebook at We Are Austin Lifestyle Show.