Heartburn and Reflux For Dummies by Carol Ann Rinzler

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If you or someone you love suffers from heartburn, you know that it can be very disruptive to your daily life. Most heartburn sufferers say it stops them from enjoying food. Others say it keeps them from getting a good night’s sleep, it makes it hard to concentrate at work, and it interferes with family activities. Sound familiar? Don’t worry. Heartburn is a pain, but it can be helped.

Heartburn & Reflux For Dummies is the plain-English guide to relief for you if you’ve been recently diagnosed with heartburn or reflux, if you suspect you may suffer from it, or if you’re concerned about your loved ones. This comprehensive book shows you how to recognize symptoms, get an accurate diagnosis, and work with a physician to receive the most effective treatment available. You’ll see how to:Get your symptoms under controlFind the right physicianReduce stress and fine-tune your dietAvoid medicines that trigger upsetDecide if surgery is right for you

This friendly guide explains what the various forms of reflux are, as all too often reflux is either self-treated or mistreated and followed by serious complications. There’s detailed information on building a comfortable lifestyle by reducing stress, improving your diet, controlling portions, and timing your meals to minimize heartburn and reflux. Plus, this sensitive guide even covers heartburn in infants, children, and the elderly. You’ll also discover:How to heal the esophagus of inflammation or injury, as well as manage or prevent complicationsThe latest information on prescription medications and side effectsHealthy habits to adopt to reduce your pain triggersHelpful home remedies and alternative medicineThe special risks and remedies for heartburn during pregnancyThe side effects and complications associated with surgery

Complete with a catalog of heartburn medicines and a list of reliable Web sites for people with digestive disorders, Heartburn & Reflux For Dummies is your one-stop guide to stopping the hurt, starting to heal, and enjoying food again!

 

About Carol Ann Rinzler

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Carol Ann Rinzler, a former nutrition columnist for the New York Daily News, has contributed to a number of publications, including the New York Times. She is the author of more than twenty books on health and medicine, including Nutrition for Dummies, an international bestseller translated into fourteen languages.
 
Published March 10, 2011 by For Dummies. 360 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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