Category Archives for "GERD"

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Do Proton Pump Inhibitors Have Risks?

The most common side effects of PPI are: Headache Diarrhea Constipation Abdominal Pain Flatulence Joint Pain Heartburn can be intense during pregnancy. Can I take medicine for  relief? Prilosec, Zegerid, Omeprazole are pregnancy category C meaning that adverse outcomes are reported in animal but not human studies. Aciphex, Nexium, Protonix, and pantoprazole are pregnancy category […]

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Asthma, Throat Clearing, and Hoarseness

Reflux Center of Long Island

Patients often complain of chronic cough or a hoarse voice or frequent clearing of the throat, and are referred to their Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. The ENT finds on exam redness and swelling in the back of the larynx and changes of the vocal cords. These changes are from Laryngopharyngeal Reflux, a common form […]

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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Reflux Center of Long Island

The leading cause of swallowing difficulties in young adults is an allergic disorder we rarely saw before 2001. Now I see patients with this disorder nearly everyday. Eosinophilic Esophagitis, is a disorder characterized by difficulty swallowing due to allergies to food. The esophagus is the food pipe between the throat and the stomach that sits […]

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Do I Have a Hiatal Hernia?


We are able to eliminate the hiatal hernia, reduce acid reflux, non-acid reflux, and Laryngopharyngeal Reflux without the use of medications 80% of the time. It is simply fantastic to be able to offer these solutions beyond what medications can achieve.

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Plavix and Proton Pump Inhibitors | Your risks of heart attacks on PPI revealed.

Plavix and Proton Pump Inhibitor

My cardiologist told me to stop Nexium because I have a coronary artery stent and take Plavix. Now my reflux is much worse. What should I do? Patients with coronary artery disease, often require stents to be placed to improve blood flow to the heart, prevent angina, and protect against a heart attack. Patients with […]

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How Should I Take My Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)?


Proton Pump Inhibitors are potent blockers of production of stomach acid. They are truly remarkable medications and have provided hundreds of millions of people relief from heartburn and ulcers. PPIs  have had a major impact in prevention of cancer of the stomach and esophagus. Although you swallow the pill and it goes into your stomach, […]

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