In the event you or your child has been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you understand that this digestive disease can be painful and often make day-to-day living difficult. Fortunately, you don't have to continue suffering from long-term acid reflux. At Austin Gastroenterology, it is possible to reduce GERD symptoms with transoral incisionless fundoplication, commonly referred to as the TIF procedure. For additional information about whether this GERD treatment could help ... [Read More]
Common Signs and Symptoms of GERD in Adults and Children
According to estimations, 60 million individuals in the United States suffer the burning, fiery symptom referenced as "heartburn" at least once each month. Although many do not imagine them when picturing normal heartburn sufferers, teens, children, and babies are among those included in that number. For roughly 20% of individuals, heartburn is a symptom of a more concerning problem known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), a condition that can significantly interfere with the health and ... [Read More]
What Tests are Used to Detect and Treat Esophageal Conditions?
When you or a loved one experience an issue with your esophagus, it's imperative to get an assessment from a medical professional so that the proper diagnosis and treatment strategy can be made. You might be wondering, how does that happen? At Austin Gastroenterology, our gastroenterology doctors conduct certain types of tests to identify esophageal concerns that may be interfering in your health. Don't allow an esophageal concern to continue to negatively affect your life. For more information ... [Read More]
What are Some Common Disorders of the Esophagus?
Positioned in the center of the chest, the esophagus is the first section of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) system. Even though the esophagus can vary in size, conditions of the esophagus can impact anyone. Regardless of whether you require heartburn relief, esophageal cancer, or treatment for Barrett's esophagus, finding the right healthcare professionals to help you is vital. In the event that you are searching for options to manage esophageal problems, you should have a skilled and dedicated ... [Read More]
Is your acid reflux hurting you more than you know?
Everybody has heartburn, right? The answer is probably yes, as most people experience heartburn, or acid reflux, at some time or other. The feeling is caused by a backwash of acidic stomach contents into the tube that carries your food from your mouth to your stomach (esophagus). It happens when the pressure in your stomach is elevated, there is a lot of food in your stomach, or when the band that keeps food in your stomach is weakened. Usually it passes with time, or with a change in diet or a ... [Read More]