Are Too Many Antacids a Problem?

While taking an occasional antacid for heartburn can be pretty common, if you are experiencing heartburn multiple times a month, you may be wondering how many antacids is too much. If you are treating recurrent heartburn, also known as gastroesophageal reflux, before you pop another antacid, consider these potential side effects.

GERD and Fatigue

Fatigue can be more than just working too hard, it can be a sign of problems with your health. One common cause of sleep interference is gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as heartburn. Although fatigue is not a symptom of GERD, heartburn can keep you up at night and lead to fatigue.

Importance of Colon Health

Although we are all familiar with where our large intestine is, the importance of exactly what the colon does might be surprising. Having a healthy colon is an essential part of your body’s overall health. As March is national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, take a few moments to review just what the colon does.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. If you are 50 or older, getting screened with any of the recommended tests is important and saves lives. If you think you may be at high risk for colon cancer, talk to your doctor about what test may be right for you and how often to you should get tested.

Identifying Gallbladder Problems and Symptoms

What Is the Gallbladder?

Your gallbladder is a 4-inch, pear-shaped organ. It’s positioned under your liver in the upper right section of your abdomen. The gallbladder stores bile, a combination of fluids, fat, and cholesterol. Bile helps break down fat from food in your intestine.