Biopsy. Just hearing the word is enough to make most of us a little anxious, as we immediately assume the worst possible outcome. While biopsies are used to diagnose cancer, they also help identify the early changes to the lining of the esophagus that increase the risk of cancer in people with GERD. Hopefully, understanding how and why they’re used, as explained by Dr. Chandrasoma, will make them a little less scary.
When was the last time you felt stressed? Yesterday? The day before? That feeling is all too common in our over-scheduled lives and it can have a profound impact on our health. But does it make reflux worse? We polled our readers to see what they had to say.