heartburn

Dear Doctor: Because of the potential risks of proton pump inhibitors, should I have an H. pylori breath or stool test  to make sure I have the H. pylori bacterium before committing to long-term treatment with the PPI? That’s an excellent question, [...]
By Ask the Doctors • September 12, 2018
While prescription proton pump inhibitors (PPI) have been used to treat heartburn, there are more natural methods, too. Here are a few tips to help you find relief. Change your lifestyle Heartburn occurs when stomach acid flows back up into the esophagus, causing burning or pain [...]
By uclahealth • August 28, 2017
An upset stomach can’t be ignored – go ahead, try it – but that doesn’t mean you should panic either, as those of us who have spent too much time Googling our various aches and pains are wont to do. "If it lasts for a day or two, [...]
By Tami Dennis • March 27, 2017
Pharmacists do more than dispense pills. They are an important, but often under-utilized, part of your healthcare team. In honor of National Pharmacist Day on January 12, here are five ways your pharmacist can help support your health and well-being: 1. See the big picture. You may be [...]
By uclahealth • January 11, 2017