Does Coffee Give You Heartburn?

Does Coffee Give You Heartburn?

Coffee is the most commonly consumed beverage after water. Coffee fuels our culture and is readily available around every corner in Houston. Coffee is rich in caffeine and tannins, two substances that are known to cause heartburn. It is believed that caffeine and tannins relax...

Tis The Season for Heartburn in Houston

Tis The Season for Heartburn in Houston

If you suffer from acid reflux disease, Christmas may be synonymous with heartburn for you. Large meals, rich food, alcoholic drinks and lots of chocolate exacerbate acid reflux related symptoms like heartburn and food regurgitation. Dr. Darido, acid reflux specialist, at Houston heartburn and Reflux Center,...

Is Thanksgiving Synonymous with Heartburn for You?

Is Thanksgiving Synonymous with Heartburn for You?

Thanksgiving meal is the ultimate challenge for acid reflux patients. It is big, heavy and rich in an endless array of heartburn trigger foods. If you have a hiatal hernia and weak lower esophageal sphincter you are not likely to survive Thanksgiving without a major...

Is Keto Diet a Good Option for GERD Patients?

Jane, a GERD patient who happens to be a nutritionist and ketogenic diet advocate, presented to my office for evaluation of GERD related symptoms of several year duration. She is frustrated with her GERD symptom progression and severity over the past few years despite maintain...

Thanksgiving Dinner and GERD

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. It is a great to be thankful for the blessings we enjoy every day of our life. Like other holidays, Thanksgiving is celebrated with family and friends around a lavish table of rich food, decadent desserts and...

Avoiding Heartburn on Halloween

With Halloween right around the corner, people are already making their plans for enjoying the spooky holiday.  More and more people are hitting the stores for costumes, decorations, treats, and party themes.  Heartburn sufferers know it’s the beginning of the fall holiday season.  That means...

Daily Habits to Reduce Heartburn

Popping an antacid to control your heartburn is easy and convenient. In some severe cases, surgery is required. However, making some lifestyle changes and introducing a few daily habits can help reduce your heartburn. Eat smaller, frequent meals Eating heavy meals, especially at one time, will add...