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Posts for: October, 2016

HALO ablation eliminates Barrett’s tissue in 98.4 percent of patients, allowing new, healthy esophageal tissue to grow in three to four weeks. Most patients recover quickly with minimal side effects, such as a sore throat. Because HALO ablation is a minimally invasive procedure, no incisions are required and it can be completed in an outpatient setting in around 30 minutes. In addition, the HALO system has a lower rate of complications than other forms of ablation therapy.


Vitamins A, C, D, and B vitamins are all essential to digestive health. Read on to learn which vitamins are the most important for healthy digestion and how to incorporate them into your eating habits.

  • B vitamins are found in proteins such as fish, poultry, meat, and dairy products, as well as leafy greens and beans, and help your body form red blood cells and get energy from the food you eat, the NIH explains.
  • C vitamins is an antioxidant, many people associate vitamin C with the immune system and preventing colds, but this essential vitamin also aids in digestion by supporting healthy teeth and gums and helping the body absorb iron, according to the NIH.
  • Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and plays a key role in how your nerves, muscles, and immune system function, according to the NIH. What’s more, healthy levels of vitamin D are associated with a reduced risk for colon cancer, according to a 2015 study published in Gut.
  • Vitamin A is involved primarily in boosting vision, bone, and reproductive health, as well as helping the immune system, according to the NIH. Colorful fruits and vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and other dark greens, as well as liver and milk are rich sources of vitamin A.


Coffee, tea, and carbonated beverages not only over-relax the esophageal sphincter, which keeps stomach acid confined to the stomach, but they also can act as diuretics, which can lead to diarrhea and cramping. Caffeinated beverages can be a particular problem, especially for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). If you have GERD or heartburn, you should avoid mint tea; it can, however, also calm the stomach.

 




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