Living with Chronic Heartburnby Paulo Pacheco, Marilyn Olsen
If you or someone you love is among the more than 25 million Americans who suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a form of chronic heartburn, you know that it¼s more than a mere annoyance: hundreds of millions of dollars are spent annually on treating GERD and acid reflux, and these conditions are linked to even more serious problems, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and even esophageal cancer.Now, there is real help for the millions afflicted with this condition. In Living with Chronic Heartburn: The Complete Health Guide to Acid Reflux & Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Dr. Paulo Pacheco and Marilyn Olsen explainin everyday languagethe latest medical information and both surgical and non-surgical treatment optionsincluding the recently FDA-approved Enteryx therapy. In Living with Chronic Heartburn you'll find:
Steps you can take today to manage GERD, lessen its symptoms, and prevent it from progressing to more serious conditions.
A review of over-the-counter and prescription medications and surgical procedures.
Up-to-date treatment information for pregnant women, children, and seniors who suffer from GERD. Living with Chronic Heartburn also includes a guide to lifestyle changes that will make a real difference in the way you feel, including exercise tips and guidelines for healthy eating. Dr. Pacheco, working with a registered dietician, has even developed menus that can help ease the discomfort of GERD sufferers. Living with Chronic Heartburn is the definitive book for anyone suffering from GERD, acid reflux, or other chronic heartburn conditions.
Author Biography: Paulo Pacheco, MD, has written, published, and lectured nationally in gastroenterology and has served as a member and advisor for various national medical associations. Board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he graduated from Brown University Medical School and was recently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Pacheco resides in New York City, where he maintains a private practice in gastroenterology. Marilyn Olsen has been a medical writer for more that 15 years. She has written medical columns and articles for numerous magazines and newspapers.
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