The Single Most Important Advice I Give To Patients

The New York Times confirmed what I’ve been telling patients for years—that eating within 3-4 hours of bedtime can promote acid reflux. What the journalist didn’t mention was the fact that acid reflux and obstructive sleep apnea go hand in hand. Here’s what I wrote in reply to his article: Having heartburn at night also means […]

Reflux And Spontaneous Arousals In Mild Sleep Apnea

Gastro-esophageal reflux and laryngopharyngeal reflux disease are commonly seen in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Many of you will have the typical throat clearing, post-nasal drip, chronic cough or hoarseness that's seen with laryngopharyngeal reflux disease. Sleep apnea causes your normal stomach juices to leak up into the throat, which not only causes you to […]

The Truth About Acid Reflux Medications

One of the biggest myths about acid reflux medications is that they help with acid reflux. In fact, they do nothing to prevent reflux of acid into your esophagus or throat. What they really do is to lower acid secretion in your stomach so that whatever comes up doesn’t cause as much irritation.    The […]