Senior Nutrition Guide: Healthy Diet Foods for Older Adults

How Does Aging Change Your Dietary Needs? Physical and Perceptual Changes Gastrointestinal Changes Dentition Malnutrition and Vitamin Deficiencies What Nutrients Do You Need for a Healthy Diet? Nutrients You Need Healthy Portions on Your Plate Your Hydration Situation What Is the Healthiest Diet for Weight Loss? Reading Food Labels Identifying Nutrients in Food Labels Understanding… Read more »

Medications for GERD Treatment

GERD Medications: Over the Counter and Prescription Therapy though medicines may be the most appropriate next step for the treatment of GERD, if diet and lifestyle changes alone do not resolve symptoms. For many patients, treatment with medicines will reduce heartburn and reflux symptoms. Patients with more severe symptoms may only experience partial symptom control… Read more »

Additional Reflux and GERD Resources

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a widespread and complex condition. The disease has impacted approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population at some point in their lives and they often manifest a variety of GERD symptoms. This broad impact means that there are many GERD resources available for anyone who is suffering from this condition.… Read more »

Glossary of Terminology

GERD Terminology Glossary As you learn about Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), you will encounter lots of medical terminology; this information is presented as a quick reference resource. GERD (reflux disease) is an acronym and there are many associated with this disease. Please visit our Alphabet Soup of Acronyms blog post for our acronym collection. Download… Read more »

Is the TIF Procedure Right for You?

Choosing the Right Antireflux Procedure Do you experience symptoms of chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Have you tried diet and lifestyle changes, without consistent improvement or symptom resolution? Are you taking medicines to control your GERD symptoms, without adequate relief? Are you concerned about adverse long-term effects from taking these medicines? If you answer yes… Read more »

What to Expect Before, During, and After TIF Procedure

Here is an overview of patient care instructions to help you prepare you for the TIF procedure. As a patient, you play an important role in a successful outcome of a TIF procedure–controlling GERD symptoms. You will learn what you should do to prepare for the TIF procedure, what will happen while you are under… Read more »

Clinical Results for the TIF Procedure

Published Clinical Results for the TIF Procedure Clinical results to date for the TIF procedure have been comparable to traditional fundoplication procedures.(1) When it comes to managing GERD (also known as gastroesophageal reflux disease) symptoms, the TIF procedure has excellent clinical results for patients. The following clinical results data was generated from more than 100+… Read more »

Affording the TIF Procedure: Costs and Insurance Coverage

The cost of the TIF procedure can vary. Costs depend upon specifics of your health plan and the physician and hospital you choose. If you have questions about whether your insurance provider covers the TIF procedure, contact a representative of your plan directly. Some private health plans may require you or your surgeon to submit… Read more »

For GERD Sufferers, Common Sick Days May Cause Major Pains

Following celebratory events, both patients and employers are feeling chronic heartburn’s impact  What do the day after the Super Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo and the Fourth of July have in common? The day after national celebrations and holidays are often a time when many Americans – and their employers – feel the… Read more »