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Barrett's esophagus occurs when cells of the esophagus change over time to resemble cells of the intestine, and the condition can put patients at risk of cancer. Researchers have found that one type of medication may lower this risk.
During the holidays, there's plenty to consider, especially when it comes to planning meals and get-togethers. With all those meals, another major concern for some might be how to avoid heartburn.
Lung disease often leads to difficulty breathing, congested airways and inflammation of lung tissue. Recent research suggests it might affect other parts of the body as well.
While heart burn pains the chest, the costs of certain medicines to ease that pain can shrink the pocket book over time. A method that keeps an eye on reflux symptoms could save patients' cash.
Smoking and heavy alcohol consumption have been linked to the development of throat cancer. Frequent heartburn also has been added to that list of potential culprits in the disease.