Acid Reflux Symptoms | Getting to Bed and Staying in Bed

One of the worst times to get hit with acid reflux symptoms is when you finally lie down at night. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most common times for it. Why is acid reflux more common at night? And how can you avoid night time acid reflux symptoms?   One of the major…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Is Alcohol Helpful or Harmful?

Gallstones and other gallbladder symptoms are common health concerns. If you are concerned about lowering your risk for gallbladder symptoms, then you may be wondering which lifestyle factors affect your risk level. Does drinking alcohol prevent or promote gallstones?   The answer depends on how much you drink. A review published in the Postgraduate Medical…

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Acid Reflux Symptoms | Why You Should Turn Down the Antacids

If you struggle with acid reflux symptoms, it can be hard to resist the temptation to pop an antacid when your symptoms come up, even if you already know that you shouldn’t take too many. But what, exactly, is it about antacids that makes them harmful to your health?   This is a two-part answer:…

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Why Women are At Higher Risk for Gallbladder Symptoms

If you’re concerned about gallbladder symptoms, you may have heard of the five “F”s that describe the major risk factors for developing gallstones—feminine, fat, over forty, fertile and fair-skinned. What makes women more susceptible to gallstones?   The answer starts to become apparent when you consider that pregnant women also experience more gallstones, and that…

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Is Your Favorite Morning Ritual Behind Your Acid Reflux Symptoms?

When you get up in the morning, are you really awake? Or, do you need some coffee first? While caffeine has become a morning ritual for many Americans, it could also be contributing to your acid reflux symptoms.   One of the major causes of acid reflux symptoms is stomach acid that is in the…

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The Hidden Factor Behind Gallstones and Gallbladder Symptoms

When doctors study gallbladder symptoms in school, they learn about the four “F”s. But if you look deeper, there is another factor contributing to gallbladder health.   The commonly recognized four “F”s—being female, fertile, fat, and over forty—have been shown to increase risk for developing gallbladder symptoms, as Dr. Oz also points out. But what…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Is it a Gallbladder Attack?

When you’re suffering with stomach pain after a big meal, you might wonder if you’re having gallbladder symptoms.   Severe gallbladder symptoms, known as a gallbladder attack, can be extremely painful and require prompt medical attention. But these symptoms can mimic other forms of digestive dysfunction.   The most severe gallbladder symptoms, a gallbladder attack,…

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Gallbladder Symptoms | Do Gallstones Cause Fever?

Feeling nauseous? Wondering if you have a gallbladder problem?   Gallbladder symptoms can range from mild nausea to a serious medical situation that demands prompt medical attention. Learn to understand the difference in the two most common types of gallbladder problems so you’ll have a better idea about what your symptoms are telling you.  …

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On The Pill? | Are you Getting the Nutrients You Need?

Are you on the pill? You might not be getting enough of certain nutrients. Holistic health care practitioners recognize that certain medications, like the birth control pill, may increase your need for specific nutrients.   The birth control pill interferes with digestion so that even if you have a perfect diet your body will have…

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Dad’s Eyes and Mom’s Gallbladder Symptoms | Are Gallstones Hereditary?

We thank our families for many blessings passed along in the family tree, from good looks to intelligence. But we’re also reminded that not everything we inherit is desirable when we begin to fill out a medical history at the doctor’s. Risks for cancer and heart disease are known to run in the family. But…

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Learn the Right Moves for Avoiding Acid Reflux Symptoms

Have you ever noticed that your acid reflux symptoms get worse in certain positions?   Do you wonder why this happens? Choosing the right activities and positions at the right times can help to minimize painful acid reflux.   Acid reflux symptoms often flare up at bedtime. This has to do with the position your…

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Stomach Ache During Pregnancy may be a Gallbladder Symptom

A stomach ache during pregnancy is often dismissed as an inevitable part of pregnancy. But it can actually indicate a gallbladder problem. Gallbladder symptoms are more common in pregnant women. But what exactly makes pregnant women more prone to developing gallbladder symptoms? There are a couple of reasons behind this phenomenon that many women don’t…

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The LES | Is it causing your acid reflux symptoms?

Do you get a burning sensation in your chest or the back of your throat? Or maybe you just feel nauseated, or have recurrent belching. These symptoms collectively are referred to as Acid Reflux or Dyspepsia. You may have looked to antacids or acid blocking drugs to find relief. These treatments might make you feel better…

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Hookah, Smoking and Acid Reflux Symptoms

I was walking in downtown Palo Alto a few days ago and noticed a sweet, smoky smell wafting down the sidewalk. Turning the corner I saw that it was coming from a Hookah Bar that was crowded with college students. Using a water pipe, or hookah, to inhale tobacco smoke has been suggested by some…

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