Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

June 27, 2010

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BLisenbey November 5, 2011 at 2:25 pm

interesting info in the second video about acid blocking drugs or proton pump inhibitors like pepcid, prilosec, and protonix. I work in the hospital and almost all of my patients take one of the drugs above. They take them everday usually before each meal. It makes me wonder if they know about the increased side effects from these drugs or only take them because the doctor said to for their heartburn.


dtoennis November 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

I agree with you, I think most of the elderly people take medications just because the doctor said they needed it. Some do not have the knowledge base to understand what to take or what they need.


aditzu April 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

Yes you are right, and I do know the doctors gets money for doing that as well.

annadannelle December 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm

I agree, sometimes it seems like doctors are prescribing medicines just to get the money from you.

knichole April 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm

I try not to take medications. The side efects are ususally not worth it for the smaller things.

Amber Newman April 8, 2016 at 11:44 am

Yes, this is a common thing with elderly people.

ppendergrass June 21, 2016 at 8:23 pm

Three of my family members take certain medications that cause extra acid reflex. They have to take a acid reflex medication that helps them daily. One of them are looking to switch the medication. It is amazing that some doctors give so much medication that can cause more problems to eliminate only one problem.

sgerhardt October 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm

Unfornately, this is probably true. I don’t think the doctors prescribe it for monetary purposes, but the eldery don’t have the knowledge or need to question a doctor. Years ago, if the doctor said it , it was golden.

MEE November 3, 2016 at 10:36 pm

During RN clinical, I noticed that Protonix was pretty much on every elderly patients medication list that I cared for.

collinb1986 July 17, 2017 at 10:33 pm

This can be quite true. Some people need to try and further their knowledge of what kind of problems they are having and know what certain medicines do for them.

jrousu November 7, 2017 at 6:08 pm

Consult with you doctor before using OTC. We all should read labels and warning on medications. It is a problem when the elderly are over medicated. They not only need smaller doses but run a higher risk for adverse side effects because of they metabolize medications differently.

Bbates4 March 10, 2015 at 12:32 am

know what you mean a lot of people take them daily ether from the Dr. or over the counter.


HHairston October 28, 2016 at 10:12 am

My daughter, me, my whole fathers side have been taking medication for it since I can remember!

amandap20 November 9, 2016 at 12:21 am

I know a lot of people with those same problems!

ywilson July 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm

I use to take pepcid a lot. I didn’t know the side effects. This was a very interesting video.


kferguson November 6, 2017 at 9:24 pm

I think that is a problem with a lot of us patients. I know that I have found myself taking medications prescribed to me without looking into the reason I am taking them, other natural options, or looking at the side effects. After watching this video, I am definitely going to look into different medicine options. I don’t take acid blocking drugs specifically, but I think that these same kind of things can be applied to other types of drugs.

Twebb September 7, 2015 at 11:36 pm

i also agree. alot of people take meds simply bc the doc said to. no one thinks to question the doc bc he is the doc.


ppumphrey December 2, 2015 at 3:07 pm

My son uses prescription prevacid, but not for GERD. he has a swallowing disorder, and it helps for that too.,

eramsey4317 April 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

I did not know prevacid could be used to help with swallowing!

dasmith February 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

Just one more reason I hate to take ANY kind of medication, OTC or prescription. With every label I read on something I’ve been advised to take, I get more and more frustrated with the fact that to cure one problem you may be setting yourself up for another.


acgill March 20, 2016 at 1:29 pm

Yes, I agree. Patients need to be educated regarding the side effects and long term health consequences of these medications. I think patients do tend to take things just because the doctor prescribed it.


wslaughter February 14, 2017 at 1:25 pm

education is IMPARATIVE

Morgan Long April 6, 2017 at 5:18 pm

this statement couldn’t be more true I agree 100 %.

sparrish March 29, 2016 at 3:20 pm

I think many people are not aware of the side effects from taking prescription drugs or even over-the counter medications. The real answer is to change your diet and what you put into your body. It requires discipline which is often difficult to maintain (otherwise we wouldn’t have so many obese people/children)


tbuck2204 April 6, 2016 at 10:14 pm

I believe doctors get kickbacks from all the drug reps that come into their offices pushing the latest drugs if they prescribe that drug.


vrobinson July 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

If possible I try not to take any medicine at all. Sometimes the medicines that are prescribed aren’t needed at all other times the are very much so.


EPUGH October 27, 2016 at 2:28 pm

I doubt the patients know ALL of the side effects. The problem is people would rather break a hip and take medicines before they would change their diets.


Aflores1965 November 11, 2016 at 11:44 pm

My mother takes some of those pills everyday but only because her doctor told her too.


mfranklin1` March 16, 2017 at 10:45 am

All of these medications now have side effects for the side effects. I think we need to get back to more natural remedies.


eramsey4317 April 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm

Sadly this is so true! In the nursing home, a pharmacy consultant will come through, review meds and the most common recommendation I have seen was to discontinue use of PPI such as pepcid or prilosec due to the use being longer than 6 weeks.


Jadamson April 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm

I’ve never really understood the need for protonix. It’s one extra pill that doesnt hep much, but can cost quite a bit!


Awood April 12, 2017 at 2:01 pm

I myself take acid reducers


ANewman April 12, 2017 at 2:56 pm

That is a good point, I as well, think that elderly people only take medications because this doctor said to. They hardly ever know the side effects of the medications they take.


A.Wood July 13, 2017 at 3:17 pm

Sadly, doctors do that kind of thing all the time.


autumnd October 29, 2017 at 5:36 pm

there are side effects to all drugs. Even simple drugs like Tylenol.


nwade November 8, 2017 at 9:54 pm

I agree every drug is going to affect your body in some way.

Natalie Fusilier November 8, 2017 at 11:43 pm

I agree completely. Doctors seem to throw medicine at every sick patient that crosses their path, and avoid looking for natural cures.


ConnerC November 2, 2011 at 10:25 am

i did not know it could cause cancer either that is scary. Luckily i have never had heartburn or reflux problems and i hope i never do. My mom has stomach ulcers and she is always in pain and there is a ton of stuff she can not eat πŸ™


K. McClenahan April 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm

I am just like you on being lucky about not having relux problems or heart burn.


ywilson July 7, 2015 at 4:54 pm

I have ulcers, and trust me sometimes the pain is intense.


cshelnut4206 July 9, 2015 at 2:13 pm

We are very lucky to not have these problems.

Astefanovic November 12, 2015 at 12:18 am

Stomach ulcers are terrible and I would wish it upon anybody! I’m sorry she had to go through that


Jallinson90 April 7, 2017 at 2:53 pm

I haven’t been so lucky as to not have heart burn, but I don’t have it as often as I used to. I was surprised to find out that stress can cause it though, and I’m wondering if that isn’t at least part of what caused mine.


Spencer KA November 1, 2011 at 1:28 pm

My mother always goes on about having heartburn, I made her watch the first video. She claims that her over the counter medicines help her heartburn but anyone in my household knows that’s a lie, from hearing her constant complaints. I also let her know about the second video that and how they say that acid-blocking medicines are a double edge sward, and that people who take them regularly can become deficient in vitamins and many more horrible long term side effects that she is making herself pron to everyday.


Koon KR October 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I have never had reflux problems and thank god for that. I had no idea it could cause cancer. My sister and aunt had it really bad during their pregnancies but I wouldn’t know because I have never been pregnant. Maybe my sister has GERD because she still has reflux problems since her pregnancy.


Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm

I have never had G.E.R.D either, it was surprising that so many have it and don’t know.


hlong1 October 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

I have never have had reflux problems either. I hope I never have them, some of my family members have it and they hate it!


wallaceba October 26, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I liked the second video and the three steps that he gave. I had no idea the industry of acid blocking drugs was so popular or that when it was first made with such a short term use in mind. The idea that they can cause more problems in the long run is something I had never heard. If drugs aren’t the answer it seems that just common sense and making proper choices seem to be , in his opinion.


reimershk October 24, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Acid reflux is not fun- for a very short time (about a week) I had terrible heartburn and acid reflux (thanks to some kidney anti-rejection medicines). Prilosec worked wonders, but I’m glad I don’t need it anymore. I didn’t realize it could cause serious side effects as well.


Jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 11:33 am

I have heard of the horrible effects that GERD has on people but i was not aware of it causing cancer. That is so scary. It must be diffucult facing the disorder then having to deal with the worry of maybe having cancer with it eventually.


BLisenbey November 5, 2011 at 2:28 pm

I went through nursing school and work in the hospital now and I have never heard that GERD can cause cancer. The second video also described how the medications for GERD can cause cancer. I never realized how important it is to control this condition with food choices and lifestyle alterations vs. meds.


lbabb April 1, 2015 at 12:44 pm

I had no idea it could lead to cancer either. Great to know and learn. It is very scary!


JStringfellow April 16, 2015 at 12:59 pm

I didn’t know that either. Great information to know.

Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

I agree, its shocking how many have it and don’t know. I feel so grateful that I have never had issues!


Peyton Blackerby July 22, 2016 at 9:16 pm

I also didn’t know it was cancer causing. This was very surprising to me.


C-S April 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

Gerd is not a fun thing to have, when I had my Stomach ulcer , they told me I had gerd too, the stomaceh acid can irritate a stomach ulcer….I am so glad I feel better.


SRS April 8, 2011 at 9:29 pm

GERD?? WOW so many things I do creates this problem for me. I do not personally use the acid blocking drugs but my boyfriends does everyday! This makes me worried for him since the video says that people who use these drugs may not be absorbing the proper nutrients. Our society is probably full of people with this problems since we are an over weight society that apparently loves to eat. I personally have made a diet change and have not experienced as much acid reflux as I use too. Learning about the possible cancer this problem can cause is a scary thought. Like the video says we would just think it was normal heartburn or acid reflx without seeing a Dr.


J-H April 6, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I had no idea about nexium or prilosec i worked for a GI doctor for a little while and that field is just so interesting to me which really helped me i have uc.


K-H April 5, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Thankfully, I have never experienced heart burn or indigestion. These videos can be very helpful for people who do have heart burn, GERD, or indigestion. They tell of ways to help decrease incidences and how to avoid it. I was suprised to learn that these problems could eventually lead to cancer.


Jerrica Ballance April 29, 2011 at 11:34 am

I never had a problem with heartburn either until late in my pregnancy. I can tell you im thankful it was just temporary!


Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm

My sister said she had heartburn during her pregnancy also, I have never been pregnant but I had heartburn once, and I was not fun.

SJ April 5, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I love this Dr. Mark Hyman!! He is awesome!! I need him in my daily life to instruct me on what to eat and what not to eat.
I knew that acid blocking drugs were bad if used for a long period but I wasn’t sure exactly how. My husband has terrible reflux and now I can help him with it. I have already started us all on vitamins and other supplements and he is greatful so far.


S-G April 3, 2011 at 10:36 pm

It is scary to think about what untreated reflux can turn into. I have occasional heartburn, but not bad. I have noticed that if I drink coke closer to bedtime it is worse when I lay down. Now i know to elevate my head to help reduce this and watch my diet.


R-E April 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I have GERD and also a history of colon and breast cancer in my family, so having reflux is not healthy for me. It is very painful, and not only do you have to be on meds for reflux but also for the ulcers that it causes. It is not a pleasant illness.

RD- yes but it is not common in all patients, my GI doctor told me he doesnt see a lot of cases of cancer caused by GERD, but I am a higher risk for it due to the family history.



Kyle Cash July 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm

I know what you mean I experience a lot of the same problems. I think certain problems associated with GERD can also be hereditary. Me, my dad, my uncle, and my cousin all have problems associated with GERD. I’ve taken Prilosec for years and it helps.


SheDM April 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

I also liked his tips for dealing with heartburn. I usually just take a over the counter Anti-Acid tablet and it releives the heart burn. The side effects on the Acid blockers sound like something a person should research before taking the medication. Sometimes, I think we had rather have that magic pill to fix our medical problems without having to change our lifestyles, but I think for every medication you take their could possibly be a side effect that needs to be medicated. I like the ideal of finding the cause of the medical condition and chage my lifstyle.


kwomble April 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

I agree with you, instead of just making medicine, we should get to the root of the problem of our medical issues and change it from there


R-D April 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

I had no idea that GERD could increase your risk of cancer. My husband has acid reflux so I guess this is just one more item in a list of many we’ll have monitor as he gets older.


E-A March 29, 2011 at 8:13 pm

THIS IS SCARYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY.I didnt know acid reflux can lead to cancer.i have a real bad case of GERD so i better start taking better care of my health.


Holly Bean December 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Wow! It is crazy that heart burn can cause cancer! I have never heard that before. I have never had heart burn before and I hope to never have it. It freaks me out to know that is actually destroying the esphagus! I never knew that smoking increases the production of stomach acid. That seems so crazy to me! I smoke and knowing all of the bad affects it can have on my body makes me want to quit.


ConnerC November 2, 2011 at 10:27 am

thinking about everything that causes cancer is scary, i am starting to wonder what doesn’t cause cancer????


Laken Teague December 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

It seems like everything I eat gives me heartburn! I sometimes get acid reflux also. If I do have GERD it is hereditary because my grandpa and father both have this. I will use the tips that have been given to me to help reduce the symptons.


Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I like how video one shows images while explaining what happens and what causes GERD. I had no idea chocolate and tomato based foods could trigger reflux. These videos are very informative.


Salvador V December 1, 2010 at 10:24 am

The second video was very helpful for those who do have acid reflux. It gave them information on what foods they should avoid and why. I was unaware that acid reflux could lead to cancer.


Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm

Me to! Something that seems like a problem you could go to Walgreens with can be that serious.


Tyler B November 30, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Im blessed i do not have heartburn ive only haf it one tome my entire life and it was a very intense pain that i never want to have to feel again.these videos talks about ways to help prevent constent heartburn(GERD) these videos are becoming more informative each week


Krysten A November 29, 2010 at 11:30 pm

this is crazy and cancer is scary πŸ™


Jessilyn R. November 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm

So the first video thouroughly convinced me that I have GERD. It says people without GERD only get heartburn occasionally, but I get heartburn ALL the time! It seems like everything I eat gives me heartburn and I also get acid reflux pretty frequently also. I assume that if I do have GERD it is hereditary like it says it can be in the video. I base this assumption on the fact that both of my parents get heartburn frequently too. I am really bad about not waiting 2 hours after eating before going to bed which has probably been contributing to my heartburn, so I am going to try to start eating earlier. I will continue to sleep with my pillows tilted in order to keep my head above my stomach though, I heard this tip a while back and have been trying it and I have to say it does seem to help.


Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 11:56 am

Well first of all I have only had heartburn a few times but everytime thats all that I could think about. It makes you so miserable. Thank God its only been a few times. Now the cancer thing is very interesting, this is the first time hearing that heartburn left untreated could cause cancer. Now the lifestyle changes are good to know but one thing for me is half of them I don’t do to begin with such as smoking, drinking, chocolate I only eat for a week out of a month and thats just a few that I remember off the top of my head.


D beard November 5, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Acid reflux is a very serious condition. I had no clue that it could lead to cancer. This was very informative


devin r November 3, 2010 at 7:07 pm

The first video makes the esophagus look like a giant water-slide into a pool! The only time I think I suffered from GERD was when I was in school and ate French Fries for lunch every day. Fatty, greasy foods DEFINATELY make symptoms much worse. I also was unaware that it could cause cancer. Scary… Elevating yourself at night makes a lot of since.


Madge C October 31, 2010 at 8:13 pm

It would seem as though our stumach acid is as strong as the acid that is contained in car batteries. It’s like it can eat through anything and cause permanent dammage.

Lifestyle changes for acid reflux would be so much better than taking drugs to do so. It seems like changes to you diet would lead to a much better lifestyle for the long term. Wow yet another reason to loose weight. It has beeen amazing to me at just how much excess weight afects us on a daily basis. I just keep learning more and more. I love this class!


vera, A October 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

quite an educative video.i have learned some really new information just by watching these videos.


Donnie H. October 27, 2010 at 11:03 pm

Wow!! I’ve never had an issue like that. I hope that is not what you have because it seems painful to deal with.


Marcie G October 27, 2010 at 7:25 pm

I may have GERD. Possiblely a servere cause i have tried over the counter and scribes and nothing works. It gets so bad that my whole chest has started hurting all the way across. I dont know about my LES. Its gotten so bad i can’t even eat anything with out getting heartburn or reflux. I have tried everything.


Ashley M November 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Im sorry to hear that! Maybe some ideas from the video will help you to cope in the end. I thank God that I have a healthy body I couldnt imagine what it feels like!


Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:23 pm

I’m sorry girl! I would defiantly go to the doctor for it, you don’t want it to develop into anything more serious.


Ashley M October 27, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I’m so thankful that I have never suffered from acid reflex or heart burn. I guess age makes a difference. I wish I could stay young forever, dont we all! πŸ™‚ It was astonishing that reflux causes so much damage to the esophagus and can lead to cancer. The only time reflux has every happened to me was when I was sickly. But, I do have bad gag refluxes when it comes to smells and etc.

I never knew that smoking, coffee, alcholic beverages, soda, and chocolate could inhance heartburn. With elevation of the head, napping after meals, and small poritions we can alter how heartburn affects us.


Debora M October 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

I was diagnosed a couple of weeks ago with GERD, a hiatal hernia and a bleeding esophageal ulcer. Both of the videos were interesting and helpful. Now I know what my esophagus looks like and what a hiatal hernia is.


Lauren D October 27, 2010 at 12:51 am

My brother has acid reflux so I have seen first hand some of the difficulties that pertains to it. I’m lucky that I don’t have to deal with it, but I’m going to give some of this insight to him so I enjoyed it.


Glen L October 26, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I knew that throwing up was bad on the esaughagus but i had no idea that it could lead to cancer. That realy makes me think about how to prevent myself from ever throwing up again.


vera, A October 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm

i think the issue of throwing up is really bad when it happens a lot and the acid keeps eroding the esophagus.if vomiting was as dangerous as u see it then i think pregnant women would really be in trouble.


Ashleigh W. July 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm

I agree. I just think if it happens several times a day, everyday you should defiantly be worried.

Terrie H October 26, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Very informative. I have heard of all of the dietary changes except tomato products. That was new to me.
As far as smoking i believe it is up to the individual. They do work as an antidepressant and have a calming effect. I look at it this way. Someone will either die of “cancer” from smoking or not, or die from killing their liver and other vital organs with pharmaceuticals. If we take care of our bodies with a proper diet and exercise I think we can all live long happy lives doing what we all enjoy.


Lauren D October 27, 2010 at 12:54 am

I agree. We are all our own person and so the consequences of our choices we cannot blame anyone else for. I wanna stay healthy and live a long happy life but your right were all gonna die some day no matter what.


JHR July 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I never really understood what GERD was. That video explained alot for me. I loved the animations too. They were just as informative and gave me a better perspective of what was happening


MEL July 13, 2010 at 11:07 pm

I thought I had Acid Reflux for a while but Im not sure if thats ever what it was. But I don’t have those peoblems anymore. And I didn’t know that it could cause cancer. Thats new to me.


JHR July 29, 2010 at 2:11 pm

I didn’t know it could cause cancer either. now that i think about it, it kind of makes sense


Debora M October 27, 2010 at 2:26 pm

I knew it could cause cancer, which worries me.

Salvador V December 1, 2010 at 10:26 am

I was oblivious of acid reflux causing cancer as well.

Spencer KA November 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I as well had no idea and it worries me a lot about my mother.

RTP July 11, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I can honestly say that I have never had heart burn. Possibly some mild to moderate indigestion but never what my friends or family describe to me as heart burn. I hope I never do. πŸ˜‰


SDS July 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

I am GERD can be treated by drugs and eating changes to limit reflux after that last video that looked painful. Increasing acid reducation, and cutting down on fatty foods can cure GERD, but not smoking and eating healthy can stop GERD before it starts.


SDS July 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

What Does GERD Do?
I had no idea what GERD was, but this video is very vivid and easy to understand I better understand what acid reflux and heart is. A hernia could cause the LES to stretch, and I didn’t know how importatnt the LES, I see if that is damaged and not working properly someone can be in bad shape. You are at risk to espohigical cancer.


SDH July 2, 2010 at 11:52 pm

As I mentioned before that I have had reflux problems. When it first happened I felt like the center of my chest was going to burst. The pressure is really painful. I don’t have it any more which I am thankful for. It seems that nutrition plays a major role for our entire body system. My great-grandfather had reflux and gastric problems for years and he would just take tums and tuff it out. Never complained until a gallstone got stuck in a bile duct and they did emergency surgery and found that his gallbladder had ruptured and it was filled with very large stones which turned out to be malignant. If he had gone to the doctor sooner the gallbladder could have been removed and no problems. It pays to listen to our bodies and find out what is wrong in the early onset.


SAF July 1, 2010 at 7:13 pm

On the part of the video where the esophagus expands into the chest cavity, that alone looks painful. Add some acid in there with it and it must be awful. I’m glad i’m spared from having that. I also didn’t know that sodas and fatty foods added to this problem.


QAL July 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

I did not know that smoking increases the production of stomach acid, decreases saliva, and relaxes your LES causing acid reflux and heartburn. Smoking is just a really bad habit that doesn’t have any good side effects.


RLM June 30, 2010 at 6:24 pm

wow, I didn’t know that it caused cancer, but i know that diet changes are effective.


Beth McRaven June 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

The times that I have suffered from heartburn it was all I could think about! I can only imagine having it all the time. I would be a wreck. I would be complaining constantely until I had it under control! The lifestyle changes always seem so senseable but…chocolate, coffee, alchoholic beverages, fatty foods…I mean these are things that should always be limited right? The smaller meals and not going to sleep right after eating seem like the most doable. Sleeping with your head higher too seems simple and logical. Smoking …now that is interesting. I waould never have known that it could be a contributor to heartburn…thank goodness I gave that up years ago!


Lacey H. November 26, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I have only had it a few times myself and thats all I could think about, I felt so miserable. Glad I’m doing somethings right such as not smoking, drinking coffee or alcohol, chocolate is just a sometimes thing.


LMM June 30, 2010 at 2:35 pm

I didn’t know serious cases of reflux could cause cancer. I always just assumed it was one of those annoying parts of life you just have to deal with because of something you ate. I only had it when I was pregnant and I hope its the only time I’ll have to deal with it because it was awful!


Lindsey E December 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I had no idea it could cause cancer either. I am three months pregneant now and it is the only time I have EVER experienced reflux. It is absolutely miserable and I pray it goes away once the baby comes.


daviste November 10, 2011 at 9:25 pm

I had that same problem, and it went away immediately after I had the baby!!

Koon KR October 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I didn’t know it could cause cancer either. I have never had reflux but my sister had it really bad when she was pregnant. I always thought it only happened when you ate something your body didn’t agree with too.


eosborne November 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

It is an awful feeling and it’s scary that it can cause cancer.


JBoyett December 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm

It’s scary to think that acid reflux could lead to cancer. I had no idea either!


Hailee Cooper November 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm

I haven’t had reflux yet in my pregnancy but I don’t look forward to it


JEB June 29, 2010 at 11:22 am

I have heard that reflux can cause damage but did’nt know that it could be as serious as cancer. I thank God for good health He is the only one that has helped me and continues to help me in my health cus I don’t eat like I should.I can see now why heartburn and reflux can hurt so bad that was pretty cool watching how the stomach works it’s almost like a water slide.
in the mouth down the tube into the stomach. Our bodys are so complex it’s amazing to me how God has so fearfully and wonderfully made me and you.


Beth McRaven June 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm

The cancer thing is an eyeopener. I have recently heard of cancer being caused by other malfunctions in the body and prior to this information I always thought it was it’s own thing….smoking contributing to lung cancer makes sense but serious heartburn left untreated can Cause cancer…this is all new to me. I guess as we learn more about cancer we find these contributing factors.


SDH July 3, 2010 at 12:15 am

I also was unaware that reflux and gastric problems could cause cancer until my family member got cancer.

Barber JN November 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

The saddest part of the whole thing is that if people (especially those with chronic heartburn or GERD) would control what they ate and use the acid reducing medications sparingly, the cancers caused by the conditions could be prevented. It’s not as simple as “pop a pill. eat a jalapeno, onion burger, and don’t worry about heartburn.” but that is what the media wants us to believe…

vcanea November 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I did not know about this either. That is why i enjoy this videos, especialy Dr. Mark Hyman, i always learn new and interesting things.

wevans July 24, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Exactly! Why doesn’t someone inform us of these things earlier. All the commercials you see for rolaids and other medications for acid reflux, everyone is aware that it exists, but look at how many of us are shocked to find that it can cause cancer. It seems that somewhere between them making money from the commercials about our problem that there might be a public service announcement about how serious this condition can be instead of being left with the impression that if you take some mylanta everything will be alright.

afriedl November 2, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Things like this are always interesting to learn.

QAL July 1, 2010 at 11:43 am

I also did not know that acid reflux could lead to cancer. I am really learning a lot about how to change my eating habits to improve my overall health.


Terrie H October 26, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Dr. Oz had a show on yesterday about this very thing. What timing.

wallaceba October 26, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I’m with you , these videos have been informative and somewhat painful to watch. To think that something like acid reflux can lead to cancer was an eyeopener.

reimershk October 24, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I didn’t know this could cause cancer, either. I now understand why my doctor did everything he could to get rid of my very frequent acid reflux (and actually throwing up) a couple of days after my transplant. I completely agree with your comment with the Bible verse!


LNS June 28, 2010 at 2:14 pm

My LES is working good (knock on wood) I only had heartburn problems while I was pregnant. I thank God that I got lucky there. I heard it is very painful just the short time I had it I was so uncomfortable I wouldnt know what to do if I had a medical problem with it like some people


JEB June 29, 2010 at 11:24 am

Me either. the only thing really would be to pray for healing, and to begin to eat properly.


AAA June 28, 2010 at 1:04 am

Im beginning to think my LES doesnt function properly. I think I have GERD! Well it may not be that serious!


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