Why Your Heartburn Medications Don’t Work

Here’s an article from the Wall Street Journal that explains why many people who have heartburn don’t respond to acid reflux medications. In addition to what’s explained in the article (non-erosive reflux disease, or NERD), another explanation is that acid reflux medications don’t do anything to treat reflux. What they are designed to do is […]

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 […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women – A Must Read

I came across a post in KevinMD with stories from women (many in their 30s and 40s) who suffered from serious heart attacks. I commented on this post in #5. I strongly urge you to read the entire article. I’ve also posted my reply below: Wow! I was riveted while I read through the entire […]

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 […]