| Posted On Oct 26, 2016 | By:

Food and Medication Interactions You Should Know About

When I prescribe a new medication for one of my patients or suggest an over-the-counter (OTC) drug, I like to spend some time with them to explain the medication, how it works, possible side effects, and how to take it. A big part of taking a medication involves knowing what you can or can’t take with it, because combining certain foods with certain medications can have an important effect on how the drug works in your system.

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| Posted On Nov 12, 2015 | By:

Have Trouble Swallowing? It Could Be Allergies

Eosinophilic esophagitis (e-o-sin-o-FILL-ik uh-sof-uh-JIE-tis), or EoE, is a relatively new diagnosis for a chronic, allergic inflammatory condition of the esophagus. Because the symptoms of EoE can mimic those of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), it can go undiagnosed.

Patients with EoE have a large number of eosinophils (a type of white blood cells) in the tissue of the esophagus. Eosinophils are common in the digestive tract, but an excessive buildup of these cells in the esophagus may be caused by a reaction to foods,

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| Posted On Sep 23, 2013 | By:

Treating Heartburn and GERD: Use Nexium, Prilosec, and other PPIs carefully

Heartburn is a feeling of burning pain in your lower chest, behind the breastbone. It comes from acid backing up from your stomach to your throat. You may have seen ads for heartburn drugs, such as Nexium, Prilosec or Prevacid. These drugs are called PPIs (proton pump inhibitors). They keep the stomach from making too much acid. In most cases, you don’t need a PPI for heartburn. You can get relief from a less powerful drug.

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