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  1. Brochure, Fact Sheet: GERD Questions and Answers


    By: Ronnie Fass, MD; Joel Richter, MD; Philip O. Katz, MD, FACP, FACG; J. Patrick Waring, MD; William F. Norton, Communications Director, IFFGD

    This publication provides an in-depth overview of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) including information about the nature of GERD, how to recognize the disease, and how to treat it. Written in collaboration by IFFGD and physicians noted for their knowledge about GERD. Newly revised and updated 2010.

    Also available offline as a glossy color brochure (3.5" x 8.5"). Contact IFFGD for details.

    Non-Member Price: FREE View PDF
  2. Brochure, Intro Pack: Health Fair Kit


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Health Fair Kits provide professionals with a variety of printed materials about GI disorders for use at Health Fairs, Awareness Events, or in your clinic. Choose from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), or gastroparesis.

    Health Fair Kits are free to IFFGD professional members. Join Now.

    Kits contain:

    • 1 8.5"x11" "Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders" Poster (download free posters here)
    • 5 copies of our Patient Pub List
    • 10 copies of our GERD, IBS, or gastroparesis Brochure
    • 5 copies of our "Talking to your Doctor" Fact Sheet
    • 2 GERD or IBS ad slicks
    • 5 Copies of our magazine, Digestive Health Matters
    • IFFGD Information for Professionals

    Kits on other disorders are also available. Call IFFGD at 414-964-1799 for price and purchasing options.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Getting the Most Out of Your Medications


    By: Information Adapted from FDA Publication FDA

    All medications, prescription and over-the-counter (OTC), have benefits as well as risks associated with their use. The risks may include side effects, allergic reactions, and interactions with foods, drinks, or other drugs. You can increase the potential benefits and reduce potential risks by taking medications properly. It is estimated that up to half of all people who use medications do not use them as prescribed.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Heartburn, Dyspepsia: Whatís the Difference?


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    The anatomical diseases Crohn’s, peptic ulcer, and esophagitis have functional counterparts with some similar symptoms; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), dyspepsia, and functional heartburn, but these cannot be identified by x-ray or gastroscopy. Thus, for the diagnosis of these functional disorders doctors must rely entirely upon the patient’s description of his or her symptoms.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Progressive GI Symptoms: Could it be Scleroderma?


    By: Dinesh Khanna, MD, MS; Brennan M. R. Spiegel, MD

    On rare occasions, patients thought to have a functional GI disorder can develop progressive GI symptoms from another underlying condition. This is truly rare, but when symptoms do not respond as expected, or if symptoms get worse and worse despite a clinician’s best efforts, it may be worth considering other things. Scleroderma is a very rare disorder that, when present, can frequently affect the gut.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease


    By: Cheri Smith, Medical Writer; Joel Richter, MD

    Just about everyone has experienced heartburn, that uncomfortable, burning feeling in the chest after eating a large, spicy, or high fat meal. In fact, about 40 percent of Americans have heartburn once a month and 15–20 percent at least once a week. An occasional bout of heartburn is nothing to worry about; however, if it happens more than twice a week, a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may be the problem.

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  7. Fact Sheet: Upper GI Endoscopy: What to Expect


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Describes what to expect when undergoing an upper GI endoscopic exam that may look at the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Reviewed and updated 2009.


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  8. Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers About PPI Medications and GERD


    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    Answers to these questions: What are the differences between the proton pump inhibitors (PPIs)? What are the common medications that may affect the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter (LES)? Revised and updated 2012.

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  9. Fact Sheet: What Else Can We Attribute to GERD? Some Seldom Discussed Complications of Gastroesophageal Reflux


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is commonly discussed in the pages of the IFFGD publication, Digestive Health Matters. Therefore readers will be familiar with the common consequences of acid from the stomach refluxing upwards into the unprotected esophagus. These include heartburn, unexplained chest pain (non-cardiac chest pain), and inflammation and scarring of the lower esophagus (esophageal stricture) leading to swallowing difficulty. However, this article deals with several seldom-described consequences of GERD that are not rare and which can cause great distress in their own right: sore throat, cough; nocturnal choking; aspiration pneumonia; asthma; acid laryngitis; dental erosions; reflux dyspareunia are discussed. Reviewed and updated 2009.

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  10. Fact Sheet: GERD, Hiatal Hernia, and Surgery


    By: J. Patrick Waring, MD

    Answers to the questions: I have GERD and have been told that I may need surgery to repair a hiatal hernia. Can you please explain the surgery? Will my GERD be resolved? What are the potential risks related to the surgery? Reviewed 2009.

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