Does Fasting Increase Heartburn?

Does Fasting Increase Heartburn?

Sherman who suffers from weekly heartburn that is partially controlled with medications sent us this question: “Doers fasting increase heartburn?” Dear Sherman, There is a strong association between food intake and heartburn. Trigger food items like tomato sauce, and spicy dishes can precipitate a heartburn attack that...

Case of the Week: Recurrent Gastroparesis Symptoms

Jane is a pleasant 51-year-old female with history of idiopathic gastroparesis diagnosed in 2008. She underwent a subtotal gastrectomy with Billroth 2 gastrojejunostomy and insertion of feeding tube jejunostomy in 2009. Post-operatively the patient had difficulty tolerating per-oral diet for about 5 months. She was...