Pharmacytimes: Condition Center: Acid Reflux Acid Reflux en-us Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:31:58 UTC Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:31:58 UTC Could Cryotherapy Aid Acid Reflux Patients? One of the more serious acid reflux complications is Barrett’s esophagus, which increases a patient’s odds of developing esophageal cancer. Thu, 14 Apr 2016 03:30:00 UTC Pharmacists Skilled at Reducing Inappropriate PPI Use Patients frequently overuse proton pump inhibitors for unapproved indications in place of more expensive and powerful agents. Mon, 28 Mar 2016 03:00:00 UTC How Does GERD Affect Levothyroxine Absorption? Levothyroxine is the most-prescribed generic drug in the world. Tue, 22 Mar 2016 01:14:00 UTC What Pharmacists Should Know About Postnasal Drip Nearly 40% of the total population will complain of chronic cough over the course of their lifetime. Mon, 07 Mar 2016 12:00:00 UTC 4 GERD Myths Pharmacists Can Debunk Despite how common gastroesophageal reflux disease is among patients, there are a few unfounded beliefs surrounding its symptoms, severity, and treatment. Tue, 01 Mar 2016 04:07:00 UTC 4 GERD Counseling Points for Pharmacists There are several lifestyle changes, OTC options, and prescription drug therapies that patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease can rely on to prevent acid reflux symptoms, and pharmacists are one of the best candidates to share this information. Mon, 15 Feb 2016 02:00:00 UTC Best Type of Exercise for Acid Reflux Patients Patients with acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease may not know that exercise can aggravate their symptoms. Tue, 02 Feb 2016 03:57:00 UTC 8 Tips to Treat Acid Reflux and GERD If patients come to the pharmacy with ailments like heartburn, stomach pain, and difficulty swallowing, they may have acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease. Wed, 27 Jan 2016 03:42:00 UTC Acid Reflux and EoE: A Complex Relationship Often caused by acid reflux, eosinophilic esophagitis is an emerging inflammatory disease that is generally unresponsive to proton pump inhibitor therapy. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 02:57:00 UTC Nexium Before Breakfast: A Recipe for Acid Reflux Success Esomeprazole before breakfast may provide more enduring acid control for patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease than other OTC proton pump inhibitors. Mon, 16 Nov 2015 02:42:00 UTC Preexisting GERD Predicts Reoperation in Bariatric Surgery Patients Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease are more likely to have a second operation following bariatric surgery compared with patients without the disease. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:05:00 UTC Most Symptoms in PPI Non-Responders Unrelated to Reflux Up to 60% of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) continue to have symptoms despite proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:00:00 UTC OTC Options for Heartburn: The Role of the Pharmacist More and more proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are making the jump to OTC status, and this plethora of new options may confuse patients. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:42:00 UTC Drugs of Choice for Barrett's Esophagus Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a serious gastrointestinal condition in which acid reflux predisposes the esophagus to increased cell proliferation and decreased apoptosis. Thu, 28 May 2015 06:18:00 UTC Helping Heartburn Patients Navigate OTC Options Relief for heartburn and acid reflux is often found in OTC medication aisles. Wed, 13 May 2015 04:26:00 UTC Proton Pump Inhibitors: Potential Changes in Gastric Fluid Researchers have designed many studies to determine whether long-term proton pump inhibitor use causes changes in the body. Tue, 05 May 2015 03:00:00 UTC Acid Reflux Common Among Women Taking Bisphosphonates Gastroprotective agents may be needed in postmenopausal women taking bisphosphonates. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:00:00 UTC Opioids Plus Peptic Ulcer Prescriptions: Red Flag at Discharge Pharmacists are positioned to educate and monitor older patients who are discharged on these medications. Fri, 03 Apr 2015 04:00:00 UTC Preventing Progression to Cancer in Barrett's Esophagus Since patients with Barrett's esophagus seem to progress to cancerous stages faster than others, health care professionals might perceive that controlling acid reflux would prevent the transition. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:00:00 UTC Treating Acid Reflux May Increase Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Success Gastroesophageal reflux disease and atrial fibrillation are 2 of the most significant health concerns in the United States, and researchers suspect a link between them. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:00:00 UTC