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The Different Stages of GERD

Published on May 4 by Kate Freeman

For some people, managing gastrointestinal reflux disease (GERD) is not a major issue. They may experience some issues and periods of discomfort, but for the most part, their GERD does not severely reduce their quality of life. This is not

Is Alcohol Consumption Triggering Your GERD?

Published on April 18 by Kate Freeman
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Living with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be difficult, but the available treatment options for managing the issue are very effective and make it possible to live a relatively normal life. However, there are certain things that many people enjoy

Recent Findings Establish a More Concrete Link Between PPI Usage and Kidney Disease

Published on March 15 by Kate Freeman
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For some time, evidence has been mounting that has linked the use of proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with the development of chronic kidney disease. Despite this evidence, additional research was still needed to establish a more concrete link between PPI

What You Need to Know About LINX

Published on February 28 by Kate Freeman
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For years, the best option for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) was a surgical procedure known as a Nissen fundoplication. While this procedure was capable of treating GERD, there was a high risk of experiencing a number of side effects

Our Esophageal Motility Center Is Now Certified by the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society

Published on February 20 by Kate Freeman
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There are some things in life that we take for granted because they seem like they will never cause a problem. The ability to swallow normally is an excellent example of this. When we eat, we expect our body to

The Expertise of Dr. Reginald Bell

Published on January 31 by Kate Freeman
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When you come into SOFI Center for Esophageal Wellness, you can be confident that you will be receiving personalized and professional care from a dedicated team. Board-certified general surgeon Dr. Reginald Bell has been in practice for over 25 years

The Long-Term Health Problems Associated with PPI Use

Published on January 16 by Kate Freeman
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The best treatments are the ones that address the source of the issue, not just the symptoms produced by the issue. In people who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), the source of the issue is a faulty valve that

Your Surgical Options for Managing Achalasia

Published on January 4 by Kate Freeman
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Achalasia is is a lifelong esophageal disorder that occurs when nerve fibers within the esophagus become destroyed. This can result in two issues: The damaged nerve fibers prevent the esophagus from being able to push and pass food down into

Why Choose SOFI?

Published on December 19 by Kate Freeman
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Choosing the right doctor to treat your medical needs can be an incredibly difficult task. There are so many logistical and personal factors that need to be accounted for, and there are often many viable options available; it can make

What Is a Paraesophageal Hernia?

Published on November 22 by Kate Freeman
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A hernia is a term used to refer to the situation where an internal part of the body is forced into an area where it does not normally reside. A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach is