Can a Mediterranean diet help with reflux?

Can a Mediterranean diet help with reflux?

Following a plant-based Mediterranean diet with alkaline water is as good at treating reflux symptoms as taking proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) medication, according to new research. Researchers say that a plant-based Mediterranean diet – consisting of mostly...
H. pylori and GERD (reflux disease)

H. pylori and GERD (reflux disease)

Some online articles and research studies have looked at a possible connection between Helicobacter pylori and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD). It has been suggested that people with H. pylori are less likely to have GERD, whereas some people are concerned...
Smoking and reflux disease

Smoking and reflux disease

Cigarette smoking has been linked to an increase in symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux, such as heartburn and acid regurgitation. But what is the connection between smoking and reflux? It’s fair to say that there are several theories, so let’s look at some of the...
Reflux and natural remedies: Ginger and Baking Soda

Reflux and natural remedies: Ginger and Baking Soda

With risks associated with reflux medication, known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), regularly hitting the headlines, many people turn to natural alternatives to alleviate their discomfort. Natural remedies are an attractive alternative based on the perception of...

Radiofrequency ablation and reflux disease

Reflux disease is a common problem with symptoms that include heartburn, regurgitation, chest pain, nausea and dysphagia. If untreated, complications such as Barrett’s oesophagus can develop. This is when cells in the lining of the oesophagus appear abnormal and...