Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Myofascial therapies help treat gastroesophageal reflux

Researchers from the Departments of Physical Therapy, Medicine and Surgery of the Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera of Valencia (Spain), have developed and successfully tested a pioneering myofascial therapy for the treatment ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Q&A: Determining foods to avoid when managing Barrett's esophagus

Dear Mayo Clinic: I was diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus three months ago and was given some diet instructions, including eliminating alcohol and caffeine. Why is this necessary? Is it still possible for me to have an occasional ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Connecting the dots between heartburn drugs and kidney damage

(HealthDay)—Just because a medication is available over the counter doesn't mean it won't have side effects or pose other dangers. One example is PPIs, a popular type of heartburn medication that can harm the kidneys, especially ...

Medications

Failure of timely stop to certain prescription drugs is common

(HealthDay)—Legacy prescribing of certain drugs, such as antidepressants and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), is common, according to a study published in the November/December issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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