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Obesity, Heartburn and Cancer Risk

Posted: Apr 25 in Surgery Blog by
Obesity, Heartburn and Cancer Risk

Could your waistline increase your risk of developing cancer? According to recent research, the answer may be yes. As the rate of esophageal cancer in the United States goes up, there are some who identify obesity as the culprit behind the heartburn and acid reflux, and now studies are indicating that being obese could increase your risk of esophageal cancer. [Read more]

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Healthy Cooking with IBD

Posted: Apr 08 in Surgery Blog by
Healthy Cooking with IBD

Having Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis makes dining difficult, but you can’t just give up eating after being diagnosed with IBD in Ft. Myers or Naples. On the contrary, a diagnosis of IBD generally means it is time to start paying more attention to your diet. While dietary problems aren’t the cause of IBD, they can cause significant flare ups. Learning how to cook healthy meals that are tailored to the needs of your gut can save you from hours of misery. [Read more]

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Sleeping with Heartburn and Acid Reflux

Posted: Mar 26 in Surgery Blog by
Sleeping with Heartburn and Acid Reflux

The persistent heartburn that can come with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep. And if it does, you are not alone. In Naples and Ft. Myers, heartburn and acid reflux keep many people from experiencing a good night’s rest. [Read more]

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Treating Heartburn in Naples and Ft. Myers

Posted: Mar 13 in Surgery Blog by
Treating Heartburn in Naples and Ft. Myers

The only successful treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease is reflux surgery, which your general surgeon in Ft. Myers can discuss with you further. However, while you are awaiting surgery there are a number of lifestyle habits that can reduce the frequency and severity of your heartburn and reflux symptoms. [Read more]

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Talking with your General Surgeon about Depression during Crohn’s

Posted: Mar 04 in Surgery Blog by
Talking with your General Surgeon about Depression during Crohn’s

There is more to Crohn’s disease than meets the eye. The autoimmune disease that plagues the intestinal tract can do a lot more damage psychologically than many people give it credit for. On top of the severe stomach pains, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, dehydration risk and other physical symptoms of Crohn’s disease, the condition leaves many patients riddled with stress, anxiety and panic about what to do when their symptoms strike. [Read more]

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Acid Reflux More Common than Before

Posted: Feb 20 in Surgery Blog by
Acid Reflux More Common than Before

If it seems like the talk about heartburn and acid reflux in Ft. Myers is more abundant than in the past, you might be right. Acid reflux disease is about 50 percent more common now than it was ten years ago, according to a long-term Norwegian study that was completed about a year ago. The number of people who are experiencing acid reflux is at an all-time high, while women seem to be developing the condition at an increasingly alarming rate. [Read more]

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Top 10 Acid Reflux Triggers Revealed

Posted: Jan 31 in Surgery Blog by
Top 10 Acid Reflux Triggers Revealed

When it comes to acid reflux in Ft. Myers, there are a few culprits who are often to blame. While gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD cannot be cured by simple dietary changes, taking control of your diet and reducing your consumption of some of the most common heartburn and acid reflux triggers can potentially do wonders for your acid reflux symptoms. [Read more]

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Pain-Free Workouts with IBD

Posted: Jan 15 in Surgery Blog by
Pain-Free Workouts with IBD

Though the discomfort of GI conditions like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can make working out seem like more pain than gain, regular exercise can be a big help in feeling better. Consistent workouts can help reduce your stress levels, improve digestion and control your weight, which is why your general surgeon in Ft. Myers may have recommended physical activity to help ease your symptoms. [Read more]

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