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GERD

Ears, Nose & Throat
November 23, 2020

Hoarse voice? It could be vocal cord nodules!

Does your voice sound croaky and hoarse? It may just be a cold or flu - but if it doesn't resolve, it could be vocal cord nodules. Read on to find out what you can do.
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Gut & digestion
August 7, 2019

Do you struggle with heartburn? Avoid these foods

Heartburn is an extremely uncomfortable experience which affects thousands of people each day. Symptoms can range from burning in the chest to a sour acidic taste in the back of your throat. To keep acid reflux at bay, avoid the following triggers
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Gut & digestion
September 18, 2018

What is Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

Millions of adults suffer from heartburn. Although many of us brush off these symptoms as “nothing to worry about,” you may be at risk of GERD. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when the acid in your stomach frequently flows back into the tube, which connects your mouth and stomach (oesophagus). The backwash of the acid (acid reflux) irritates the lining of the oesophagus, causing different uncomfortable symptoms. According to the American Gastroenterological Association, approximately 1 out of 3 people suffer from GERD and symptoms range from moderate to severe. Usually, GERD can be managed and treated with lifestyle changes and…
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Gut & digestion
August 9, 2018

Over-the-counter meds to get rid of heartburn

You’ve just eaten a delicious meal. Instead of feeling satisfied though, you have that familiar uncomfortable sensation of heartburn. Ugh! Heartburn, also known as pyrosis, is a burning feeling in your chest. It happens when stomach acid flows back up the oesophagus (the tube that carries food and fluids from the mouth to the stomach). This is usually because the sphincter (a band of muscle around the end of the oesophagus, that keeps it closed off) weakens, or doesn’t function properly. A bitter or sour taste in your throat or mouth is a common symptom when this happens. Different lifestyle…
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
June 18, 2018

5 reasons you’re coughing constantly

It's annoying to sit next to someone who just keeps coughing. What's worse, is when that someone is you. The coughing reflex has an important purpose, but what do you do when it doesn't go away? When you cough, you bring up mucous and harmful substances from your airways: it keeps your airways clear, so you can get oxygen into your lungs. You could also cough if you're i'll, and your lungs secrete mucous to get rid of the germs. Most coughs only last for a few days or weeks and then you feel better, but when . If your…
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Gut & digestion
May 22, 2016

How to get a grip on heartburn

The ageing process has its positives and negatives: on one side, you know so much more than you knew a decade ago worry less about other’s opinions. On the other side, you have to deal with more health-related challenges, with heartburn as one of the most common complaints. (more…)
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Symptoms, Aches & Pains
March 23, 2015

Why do I have stomach pain?

Not again! Where is this pain in my stomach coming from? Do stomach cramps hit you when you least expect them? There are some obvious causes for stomach cramps, like the tummy bug or food poisoning, but what about unexpected causes? Here are 5 reasons that might be behind your mysterious pain. (more…)
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