Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) have an increased risk for periodontitis development, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Biomedicines.
If you have frequent heartburn or think you may have acid reflux disease, see an expert before you suffer serious complications, one expert warns.
GERD may be common, but there can be potentially severe complications if it's ongoing and left untreated.
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Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cancer world-wide and a lethal malignancy causing a considerably high number of deaths. There is currently no promising method for prevention, early detection, or screening of esophageal cancer so most patients are diagnosed at an advanced stage, which is associated with a poor prognosis.
When acid reflux enters your throat, it can be unpleasant. Left untreated, it can lead to further complications. Many people may not notice symptoms of acid reflux in their throat until it has been going on for a while, though.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) happens when acidic stomach contents flow back up into the esophagus. This is known as acid reflux. It’s possible to have GERD without esophagitis, or inflammation of the esophagus. This is often related to PPI therapy, which lowers the acidity of reflux. However, because PPIs don’t control the reflux itself, symptoms such as regurgitation may persist.
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Several tests are available to help diagnose colon cancer. While imaging tests, such as MRI, are a beneficial tool, they alone cannot diagnose colon cancer. A doctor typically recommends an MRI after a colon cancer diagnosis. An MRI is useful for determining the location and size of the cancer and whether it has spread to the surrounding organs.