Bedtime Soon After Meals Raises Reflux Risk in Pregnancy

A shorter period between eating and going to sleep increased the risk of GERD during pregnancy by approximately 12%, according to data from 400 women. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common condition in pregnancy because of changes in gastrointestinal motility caused by hormonal changes, and a short meal-to-bed time (MTBT) also has been associated with increased GERD symptoms, but […]

Read more

Causes of esophageal cancer

The exact causes of esophageal cancer are unknown. However, some risk factors raise the likelihood of acquiring esophageal cancer. Studies have shown that cigarette smoking and chronic alcohol consumption are the best known risk factors for esophageal cancer. Risk factors for esophageal cancer There are many risk factors for esophageal cancer, these include tobacco, excessive alcohol consumption, age, gastroesophageal reflux […]

Read more