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Asthma and Acid Reflux: Is There a Connection?

Asthma and Acid Reflux: Is There a Connection?

If you or a loved one struggle with both asthma and acid reflux, you may be wondering if there’s a relationship between the two conditions. The short answer is yes.

What Is Asthma?

Asthma is a serious medical condition that results in a person's airways becoming inflamed. When the inflammation is severe enough, airways swell and become narrowed or closed off. This makes...

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How is Your Mental Health Impacted by Weight Loss Surgery?

How is Your Mental Health Impacted by Weight Loss Surgery?

If you’re considering weight loss surgery, you’re most likely thinking about how you’ll look after surgery and the amount of weight that you’ll lose.

The physical benefits of bariatric surgery go beyond just looking better, although that is a great effect! Weight loss surgery can also help you reduce the life-threatening complications that often come with obesity, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, and...

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Can Weight Loss Surgery Cause Type 2 Diabetes Remission?

Can Weight Loss Surgery Cause Type 2 Diabetes Remission?

Diabetes has rapidly grown to become one of the most pressing health concerns in the United States. At least 100 million adults are either diabetic or have prediabetes in this country according to the CDC, and that number is only anticipated to grow. Weight loss, eating a healthy diet, and getting exercise is the trio that doctors recommend for a patient who is diagnosed with...

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How to Plan Your Meals After Weight Loss Surgery

How to Plan Your Meals After Weight Loss Surgery

Weight loss surgery is a life changing experience that is also a lifetime commitment. Because of that, it's important to think about life after weight loss surgery. You’ll need to adjust your eating habits to lose weight and keep it off.

Weight loss surgery patients who have the most success rely on meal planning. While every individual who undergoes bariatric surgery will have...

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What Triggers Acid Reflux and What Can You Do About It?

What Triggers Acid Reflux and What Can You Do About It?

Have you ever noticed that you get heartburn after eating or drinking certain foods, or eating at particular times of the day? You might be triggering acid reflux, causing that burning pain in your chest area.

In the medical world, a trigger is something in the environment, a behavior or an action that causes a symptom. For acid reflux sufferers, it’s important to know what...

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Can Obesity Increase the Risk of Cancer?

Can Obesity Increase the Risk of Cancer?

If you’re among the 40% of American’s who struggle with obesity, there are a number of health conditions that you’re more likely to develop in your lifetime including type 2 diabetes, heart conditions, and cancer. That being said, being obese doesn't mean you're definitely going to develop cancer. But obesity is a risk factor that you may be able to control, unlike your age or...

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Is Long Term Use of Acid Reflux Medicine Safe?

Is Long Term Use of Acid Reflux Medicine Safe?

If you have severe heartburn more than twice a week, you’re probably looking at ways you can relieve the pain. Acid reflux medication taken daily is one of those options that makes it possible to sleep better at night and eat foods you enjoy. They’re available over-the-counter (OTC) or can be prescribed by your doctor. What do these medications actually do to prevent acid reflux...

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