Esophageal Hypersensitivity and GERD

Sensory neurons within the esophagus wall detect mechanical and chemical stimuli like lumen distention, resulting in pain, and acid reflux, causing heartburn. Patients with a hypersensitive esophagus have a more intense perception for the same degree of stimulation compared to patients without a hypersensitive esophagus....

Can Stress Cause Heartburn?

Generally, when people think of heartburn, they think of foods.  We all have a good familiarity with the types of foods that cause acid to form in the stomach and trigger bouts of heartburn/acid reflux. However, is it always food?  Can it be caused by something...

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...