Items Tagged ‘UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders’

Able to Swallow Without Choking

September 9, 2019

Able to Swallow Without Choking

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“After the procedure, I just wanted to call my doctor, Priyam V. Tripathi, MD, MPH, and hug her and thank her,” exclaims Guillermo Verjan, who had been living with esophagitis for 10 years. “You have trouble swallowing. It’s scary because you go out to dinner or you’re with people you don’t know and you start […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, esophageal problems, featured, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders


Have No Fear

September 9, 2019

Have No Fear

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“If I had not had this procedure, then I would’ve had cancer of my esophagus,” believes 72-year-old Harry Corder, who came to UCLA Health after finding out he had Barrett’s esophagus with high dysplasia, or precancerous changes in the cells of the esophagus. “Dr. V. Raman Muthusamy explained I would need several radiofrequency ablation treatments. […]

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Tags: Esophageal Cancer, esophageal disorders, featured, Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, V. Raman Muthusamy MD


Lifestyle changes that can help your heartburn

August 28, 2017

Lifestyle changes that can help your heartburn

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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 in the chest. This discomfort can sometimes move up […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, chest pain, esophageal disorders, heartburn, heartburn triggers, lifestyle changes, proton pump inhibitors, stomach acid, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders, UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases