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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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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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How Do We Determine The Cause Of My Chest Pain?

Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

Suffering from chest pain, but your doctor says it is not your heart. 150,000 Americans each year have normal heart catheterization. Even more come to the Emergency room or are admitted for evaluation of their heart, when their chest pain is in fact not caused by any blockage of the arteries. The leading cause of […]

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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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Why Is Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) So Hard To Treat?

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

We Are Often Frustrated By The Inability Of Medications To Control Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). Cough, chronic throat clearing, post nasal drip, a lump in the throat, and hoarseness may be caused by a form of gastroesophageal reflux called Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR).

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