About Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes

NEW FOR 2018! If you or a family member are among the millions of people suffering from heartburn, acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you are dealing with discomfort that impacts eating, sleeping, and other aspects of daily life. In Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes, author, doctor, and Harvard Medical School Professor J. Thomas Lamont, M.D. uses plain-English explanations and case studies to explain the basics of heartburn and acid reflux, from causes to treatments. Topics include:

  • How your stomach works
  • How reflux occurs
  • Heartburn symptoms
  • Modern methods to diagnose acid reflux
  • Trigger foods to avoid and acid reflux diets
  • Lifestyle changes for reflux control
  • Acid reflux pillow, bed, and sleeping tips
  • Antacids for heartburn relief, and other heartburn treatments
  • Acid reflux medicines, from acid blockers to PPIs
  • Surgical procedures to diagnose and treat acid reflux

The author also describes four cases involving heartburn and acid reflux. Through the stories of an obese patient, a new mother, a 64-year-old suffering from severe acid reflux, and a college student, you’ll learn how heartburn and GERD impact the lives of ordinary people, the types of treatment that are available, and what the road to recovery looks like. While some patients experience heartburn and other acid reflux symptoms on a daily basis and despair that they will ever recover, there are in fact a range of acid reflux treatment options that can offer relief.

Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes is not a do-it-yourself guide—a doctor is needed to diagnose and treat serious cases of acid reflux and GERD. However, this guide can help you understand what your doctor is recommending and why. If you or a loved one has acid reflux, Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes can be an invaluable and expert resource to help you understand and deal with the condition.

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Excerpt: Foreword to Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes

Welcome to Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes. If you or a family member are among the millions of people suffering from heartburn or a more serious condition called acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you are dealing with discomfort that impacts many areas of life, from eating to sleeping.

This guide is intended to help answer basic questions about heartburn and GERD, and to reassure patients and family members. While some patients experience the symptoms of heartburn and GERD on a daily basis and despair that they will ever recover, there are in fact a range of treatment options that can offer relief. Of course, any treatment of heartburn and GERD must be made after discussions with your doctor.

The author of Acid Reflux & Heartburn In 30 Minutes is Gastroenterologist and Harvard Medical School Professor, Dr. J. Thomas Lamont. Over the past three decades, Dr. Lamont has treated thousands of patients suffering from heartburn and GERD. Using plain English, he will explain the basics of heartburn and acid reflux, ranging from causes to treatments. He will also explore more specific topics, such as:

  • How your stomach works
  • How reflux occurs
  • Heartburn symptoms
  • Diagnosing acid reflux
  • Trigger foods
  • Lifestyle changes for reflux control
  • Medications, from antacids to acid blockers
  • Surgical procedures to treat acid reflux

The author also describes four cases involving heartburn and GERD. Through the stories of an obese patient, a pregnant woman and new mother, a 64-year-old suffering from severe acid reflux, and a college student, you’ll learn how heartburn and GERD impact the lives of ordinary people, the types of treatment that are available, and what the road to recovery looks like.